Bulls Nikola Mirotic Is Frustrated With His New Role


Nikola Mirotic is having a hard time making progress throughout his NBA experience with the Chicago Bulls.

Head Coach Fred Hoiberg benched Mirotic today and Mirotic had a response to his decision.

“This season has been hard. It’s been very difficult to enjoy the game,” Mirotic told Kc Johnson.

Mirotic is averaging 9 points, 5 rebounds, while shooting 38% this year. He is taking a major decline in his points per game, rebounding, and shooting percentage this year.

Coming into the season, Nikola Mirotic had a reputation as a great 3-point shooter who puts a nice touch on the ball. He can put the ball on the floor and has a great pull up for mid-range jumpers. Also, he passes the ball well for a player his size (6’11).

The 2011 Draft pick was supposed to be a great stretch 4 and causing problems even at the Small Forward position because of his height advantage. However,  Mirotic is having the worst season of his career and looks lost with the Bulls. Looking down the road, Mirotic doesn’t look like a part of the Bulls future.

The 25-year-old came into this season with high hopes because of his past season success. In the 2014 and 2015 seasons, he was averaging 10+ PPG, shooting over 40% and 80% from the free throw line.

It would be wise for Nikola Mirotic to leave Chicago as soon as possible and go to a team that fits his style of play before his best years are behind him.

Rajon Rondo believes that Chicago should stop experimenting lineups also.

“We should continue to try to move up in seeding versus experimenting.”  “Just no consistency,”Rondo told The Score.


About Aaron Davis

Aaron is a staff writer and the Co-Founder of NBALEAD. He has been following the NBA for over 15 years. Graduated from Purdue University.

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