Report: Nikola Mirotic wouldn’t veto trade out of Chicago
Can you blame Nikola Mirotic if he was willing to get out of Chicago?
Mirotic is still in the concussion protocol, then once that’s complete he can have surgery to repair his face where Bobby Portis punched him during practice. From Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago.
Nikola Mirotic’s headaches are subsiding and he’ll have a meeting with ENT doctors next week. Surgery on face still to be determined— Vincent Goodwill (@VinceGoodwill) October 26, 2017
The Bulls’ locker room is pretty toxic, and so it shouldn’t be a shock that if the Bulls can find a deal for him, Mirotic is open to it. From K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
New development: There are indications Mirotic now would pass on veto and accept trade, per sources. Mirotic can't be traded until Jan. 18.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) October 26, 2017
The Bulls and Mirotic agreed to a two-year, $27 million contract just before the start of training camp, and as part of that Mirotic has veto power over any trade this season.
Whether the Bulls would be open to moving the guy who is probably their best scorer (when healthy) is another question. Chicago is rebuilding, so maybe if a team coveted Mirotic they could throw in a pick the Bulls would want. However, my guess is the Bulls are not looking to move on from this relationship.
Even if Mirotic is open to it.