November 9, 2016, 8:26 pm
Nikola Mirotic was effectively benched by Fred Hoiberg in Wednesday’s loss to the Hawks, as he finished with just two points on 0-for-3 shooting (2-of-2 FTs) with one rebound and one assist in 11 minutes.
This is why it was so silly to see congratulatory blurbs during Week 1 of last season. Mirotic’s defense is a mess and he can get in the doghouse real quick. Yes, if he hits on all cylinders he can shoot up the rankings. But he doesn’t do that and he’s safely rated as a top-100 play if things don’t get too hairy, so don’t drop him.