March 2, 2016, 2:57 pm
Nikola Mirotic (abdomen) is 1-2 weeks from returning according to coach Fred Hoiberg.
Mirotic has lost a ton of weight and has presumably gained a lot of it back, and his conditioning is going to be huge question mark for at least another three weeks. From there, it’s possible there are less roadblocks to value than he has had for most of the season, but he’s going to need to get to speed, fit in, and then beat out Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis for minutes. All of this is doable and he has good upside, but owners need to go into their speculative pickup with eyes wide open. Like the Creed song but with eyes instead of arms.