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Report: Nikola Mirotic wouldn’t veto trade out of Chicago


CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 25: Nikola Mirotic #44 celebrates with Cristiano Felicio #6 of the Chicago Bulls after Mirotic scored during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on February 25, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Bulls defeated the Cavaliers 117-99. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nikola Mirotic; Cristiano Felicio

Jason Miller

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.

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.

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.