Bulls 2011 NBA Draft pick Nikola Mirotic was named Euroleague MVP for the month of October.
Many basketball fans in Chicago have been anxiously waiting for Nikola Mirotic to finally come to the United States and join his Bulls teammates. The 6-10 stretch forward with the 23rd overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, and his rights fell into the Bulls hands after trades by the Houston Rockets – the original owners of the pick – and Minnesota Timberwolves.
But the big man has continued to play for Real Madrid in the Spanish ACB League after signing a five-year contract extension the same year he was drafted. Mirotic was named MVP of the league last season after leading Real Madrid to a 30-4 record.
Mirotic’s strong play has continued as he was named bwin MVP for October in Spain, averaging 16.3 points per game although playing less than 22 minutes a night. With the Bulls roster expected to undergo major changes after this season, the hope is that Nikola Mirotic will join his Bulls teammates for the 2014-15 NBA season.