Nikola Mirotic Is Giving Chicago Bulls Fans Reasons for Excitement

October 9th, 2012 by Haddon Anderson Leave a reply »
Twenty-one-year-old Nikola Mirotic is currently giving Chicago Bulls fans a major reason for excitement.

If you're an avid Bulls fan and don't know who Mirotic is, the time to learn about the prospect from Spain is now. The Bulls landed him in the 2011 draft, and he could become an integral part of Chicago's core in the next few years.

Mirotic is a current member of Europe's Real Madrid, who just competed against the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors in preseason games.

In both games, Mirotic raised the eyebrows of coaches, players and fans. Against Memphis, he tallied 14 points (connecting on two three-pointers) and seven rebounds in 29 minutes. 

He followed that with a double-double against Toronto, netting 17 points, 12 rebounds and an impressive three blocks in 37 minutes of action.

Members of the Memphis Grizzlies were exceptionally impressed, specifically All-Star big man Marc Gasol (who is also a Spaniard).

According to Bulls blogger Sam Smith, Gasol noted,

"He’s a real good player. He knows how to play the game, understands how it works, plays the right way moving the ball ...

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