Report: Bulls plan to trade Nikola Mirotic

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Nikola Mirotic – who missed the start of the season due to an injury sustained from a practice punch by teammate Bobby Portis – reportedly still wants the Bulls to trade him.

Good new for Mirotic then.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

The Bulls are still planning to trade forward Nikola Mirotic

Mirotic has been intrigued with the Utah Jazz, whose coach, Quin Snyder, has a reputation of maximizing offensive talent.

Mirotic can’t be traded until next Monday. He can also veto any trade, giving him say in where he goes.

He’d be an interesting fit in Utah as a stretch four next to Rudy Gobert. The Jazz also have several moderately valuable players who could be used in a trade.

Mirotic has played well since returning, giving him value on his $12.5 million salary with a $12.5 million team option for next season. If Chicago still wants to move him and he still wants to be moved, it’ll likely happen.