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Houston Rockets Agree with Chicago Bulls Center Omer Asik on Three-Year, $25 Million Contract
July 1st, 2012 at 8:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** Well, it happened. After wondering what would happen to Omer Asik ever since the end of the Bulls season, we finally have our answer. Asik, a restricted free agent, has agreed to a three-year, $25 million contract with the Houston Rockets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The deal...

Chicago Bulls Bullets: Derrick Rose is Going to Be a Daddy, Luol Deng and the Olympics, Nikola Mirotic Update
April 11th, 2012 at 12:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** Wednesday is the calm before the storm, otherwise known as the day before the Chicago Bulls take on the Miami Heat. It's unknown whether Derrick Rose will suit up for that one, but based on all the various reports, I would pretty much guarantee that he plays. Whether that's...

Nikola Mirotic Update: Relatively Quiet Couple Weeks for Star Big Man
January 10th, 2012 at 7:54 AM
***PHOTO1*** By winning the Euroleague MVP in December, Chicago Bulls prized possession Nikola Mirotic has set the bar high for himself. While Mirotic and Real Madrid have been awaiting the Euroleague playoffs, they have continued on in the ACB League. The squad has played three games in the past two...

Nikola Mirotic Wins Euroleague MVP for December
December 27th, 2011 at 1:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** Thanks to his outstanding play throughout December, Chicago Bulls 2011 first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic has been named the month's Euroleague MVP. The rising star helped Real Madrid to a 4-0 record  in December, as the team finished with the top seed in their group and earned a No....

Nikola Mirotic’s Brilliance Continues in Two Blowout Wins for Real Madrid
December 19th, 2011 at 10:50 AM
A week after earning Euroleague MVP honors, Nikola Mirotic put forth two more splendid efforts last week in a pair of blowout victories for Real Madrid. The Chicago Bulls' 2011 first round draft pick has officially found his groove following some early season struggles, helping make Real Madrid one of the...

Rookie Jimmy Butler Impressive in Chicago Bulls Debut
December 18th, 2011 at 8:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** There was some good, some bad and a whole lot of ugly in the Chicago Bulls' 95-86 preseason victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. One of the positives was the play of rookie wing Jimmy Butler. The first round draft pick out of Marquette scored eight points...

Nikola Mirotic Garners Euroleague Player of the Week Honors
December 11th, 2011 at 8:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bulls 2011 first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic enjoyed perhaps his best week of the season, and his performance in a big Real Madrid victory in the Euroleague earned him the MVP award for Week Eight.  Mirotic scored 26 points and pulled down eight rebounds in a 88-64 blowout...

Chicago Bulls Sign 2011 First Round Draft Pick Jimmy Butler
December 9th, 2011 at 8:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Amidst a crazy day of NBA news, the Chicago Bulls came to terms on a contract with 2011 first round draft pick Jimmy Butler. The Bulls selected Butler with the 30th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Per team policy, the Bulls have not released the details of the...

Chicago Bulls Draftee Nikola Mirotic Continues Stellar Play in Europe
December 4th, 2011 at 10:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Real Madrid's winning streak has reached seven as they racked up two more victories this past week. Chicago Bulls 2011 first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic was solid in both games, but he was especially good in a Euroleague win on Thursday.  Mirotic put up a double-double in a 72-65 win...

Nikola Mirotic and Real Madrid Keep on Winning
November 28th, 2011 at 8:10 AM
Chicago Bulls first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic and Real Madrid just kept trucking along this past week, picking up wins in both the Euroleague and the ACB League. They have now won five games in a row between the two leagues.  ***PHOTO1*** Mirotic was solid but not spectacular in both contests....

Stellar Week for Chicago Bulls Draftee Nikola Mirotic
November 20th, 2011 at 9:29 PM
Finally blessed with consistent playing time, Chicago Bulls first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic delivered two solid performances in Real Madrid victories this week. After being shuffled between starting and coming off the bench in prior weeks, Mirotic started and was instrumental in both wins for the Spanish club.  ***PHOTO1*** On Thursday in...

Euro Watch: Nikola Mirotic Minutes Roller Coaster Continues, Brian Scalabrine Lights It Up
November 13th, 2011 at 10:45 PM
***PHOTO1*** Start one game. Come off the bench in the next one. Chicago Bulls first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic has had to go through this flip-flopping all season with Real Madrid, and it happened again in the two games played this past week.  On Thursday, Mirotic started and played 31...

Another Roller Coaster Week for Nikola Mirotic with Real Madrid
November 7th, 2011 at 11:06 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bulls first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic has had a pretty up and down season so far with Real Madrid. It has not been completely his fault, as he has found himself in and out of the starting lineup, making it difficult to find a rhythm. This past week...

Chicago Bulls Draftee Nikola Mirotic Sees Minutes Decrease with Real Madrid
October 30th, 2011 at 10:27 PM
Chicago Bulls first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic was in action three times this past week for Real Madrid. After a strong performance last Sunday, Mirotic saw his minutes decrease in the next two contests. This was partly due to the signing of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka. Real...

A Mixed Bag for Chicago Bulls Draft Pick Nikola Mirotic in Opening Week of ACB League Play
October 15th, 2011 at 2:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** This week marked the opening of ACB League play in Spain. Chicago Bulls fans should take some interest in the league, because Bulls first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic plays for perennial power Real Madrid.  Real Madrid played two games this week and split those contests. They defeated Fuenlabrada 88-70...

First Round Draft Pick Nikola Mirotic “Thrilled” to Be a Chicago Bull
October 5th, 2011 at 8:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** When the Chicago Bulls traded up to take 20-year-old Nikola Mirotic, many Bulls fans probably wondered just who the heck this guy was. I myself was initially a bit baffled by the decision. But after spending a little more time checking out his game and following his performances in...

Nikola Mirotic Takes Home MVP as Spain Wins U20 European Championships
July 25th, 2011 at 2:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bulls 2011 first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 82-70 victory over Italy to give Spain the title in the U20 European Championships. This strong effort capped off a brilliant tournament for Mirotic, who was an easy choice for MVP.  Mirotic shot 9-17...

Nikola Mirotic Drops 37 Points in Semifinals of U20 European Championships
July 23rd, 2011 at 4:25 PM
Nikola Mirotic rebounded from his rough Quarterfinal effort to deliver an incredible performance in the Semifinals of the U20 European Championships. The Chicago Bulls 2011 first round draft pick scorched the nets for 37 points to help lead Spain to a 87-60 victory over Russia.  ***PHOTO1*** Mirotic shot a ridiculous 15-20 from...

Nikola Mirotic Struggles in Hard Fought Spanish Victory in Quarterfinals of U20 European Championships
July 22nd, 2011 at 11:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bulls 2011 first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic has been dominant for most of the U20 European Championships. Mirotic finally came down to Earth a bit, but was picked up by his Spanish teammates in a 77-70 victory over Latvia in the Quarterfinals of the tournament.  Mirotic struggled all day...

Nikola Mirotic Continues Splendid Play at U20 European Championships
July 21st, 2011 at 2:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bulls 2011 first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic delivered two more strong performances in Qualifying Round play at the U20 European Championships. His strong efforts bolstered Spain to victories over Germany and Italy. Spain sits at 6-0 in the tournament heading into the Quarterfinals.  On Tuesday, Mirotic scored 22 points and...