The Chicago Bulls might not have anything to smile about right now, but by this time next season they could be singing a completely different tune and have this years troubles as a distant memory. At this point like it or not, all the core players on this Bulls team may not be coming back for next season. It’s something that needs to happen so we can potentially land a player like current Euroleague and Spanish ACB player Nikola Mirotic.
At 22 years old Mirotic would be a major come-up for the Bulls and would be a great fit. At 6″10 his skill set is vast; with a great mid-range shot and knows his way in the post. He’s currently shooting over 60% from the floor and 50% from 3-point land averaging 15pts. That sounds like the type of player the Bulls need on their team! According to the Bleacher Report this looks like it could become a reality with Mirotic himself sounding off on the possibility:
I have contact with them, my people too,” Mirotic told ElMundo.es (and here fromHoopshype), referring to the Bulls. “They watch my games a lot, they call me, they look after me. It’s good, but I try to do my job here [with Real Madrid].
This sounds like a step in the right direction! Adding a player like Mirotic along with the possibility of landing some solid draft picks (if their lucky and based on how bad the Bulls have been playing so far this season, they just might land Chicago native Jabari Parker in the 2014 NBA draft.) added to Derrick Rose returning next season, this makes for a bright future.
Sure it’ll be tough seeing the core guys leave, but is change ever easy?