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Could Nikola Mirotic win Most Improved Player award this season?

Jimmy Butler won the NBA's Most Improved Player award after seeing his scoring average jump almost seven points per game last season.  Sam Smith of wonders if Nikola Mirotic might be in line for a similar honor this season. "Nikola Mirotic finished a surprising runnerup in the Rookie of the Year voting last season. "Could he be ready to make a run at succeeding Jimmy Butler...
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Nikola Mirotic: Tom Thibodeau was 'a difficult coach'

The 2015 season was the first for Nikola Mirotic in the NBA, and it was the last for Tom Thibodeau as head coach of the Bulls.Thibodeau had been widely regarded as one of the league's best coaches, but he has a demanding style that can become grating to players over time, and that, along with clashes with the front office, led to the franchise deciding to go in a different direction...
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Nikola Mirotic laughs at reports of friction between Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose

Jimmy Butler said this summer that he hopes to improve his chemistry with Derrick Rose next season. There were reports of friction between the two as last year drew to a close, and Butler didn't exactly deny the fact that things weren't perfect. But any perceived rift was also probably blown at least a little bit out of proportion. Nikola Mirotic agrees with that last part, and in...
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Mirotic dismisses reports of friction between Rose and Butler

    All the rumors about friction between Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler apparently are overblown. At least that’s what Nikola Mirotic says. Mirotic, a 24-year-old forward who came over from Europe and played in a reserve role for the Chicago Bulls last season, told Hoops Hype that the two Bulls stars have a “very good” relationship. “Actually, I’m surprised that...
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Nikola Mirotic best highlights from 2014-15 season

As the Chicago Bulls look to make a run at a championship under new head coach Fred Hoiberg, one notable player from last season’s solid season was rookie Nikola Mirotic. During the regular season, Mirotic averaged over ten points per game along with grabbing almost five rebounds for one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. Check out some of his best highlights in the below...
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Iman Shumpert calls out reporter over Mirotic quotes

All seems to be solid on the Cleveland Cavaliers front. Following a Game 6 win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, the team is heading to the Eastern Conference Finals. It was an absolutely dominating performance against the Bulls in Chicago that enabled Cleveland to move on. During that game, Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert took exception to a flagrant foul Bulls forward Nikola...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert was motivated by Nikola Mirotic clothesline

Iman Shumpert scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Game 6 Thursday night to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Cavs fans can thank Nikola Mirotic for that. Late in the first half, Shumpert faked like he was going to attempt a 3-pointer and then...Read More
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Nikola Mirotic deserving of Rookie of the Year

This season has proven to be one of the closest battles for NBA awards across the board that the league has seen in years.  Trying to determine the NBA’s Rookie of the Year is no exception either.  The award is meant to go to the league’s top rookie performer, but with several rookies making key contributions in such a variety of ways there is no clear answer this season....
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Nikola Mirotic coming up clutch

After becoming the go-to scorer on an injury-depleted squad, rookie Nikola Mirotic has become an irreplaceable force on a team in desperate need of some offense. In a win over the Indiana Pacers last Wednesday, he proved that again with 25 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. What made Mirotic’s performance much more astounding is that he continued hitting...
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Rookie of the year bid for Niko Mirtoić

Chicago Bulls rookie forward Nikola Mirotić has been worth the wait. He was drafted in 2011 by the Houston Rockets and then the draft rights were traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves and then once again traded to the Bulls all in one night. When Chicago acquired Mirotić they knew that he would spend time playing professionally for Real Madrid in Spain which has arguably the second...
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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