December 4, 2017, 6:25 pm
Nikola Mirotic will practice on Tuesday to determine whether he’s ready to return to action for the Bulls on their upcoming two-game road trip.
Mirotic will immediatly be in the rotation when he does return, but depending on how Tuesday goes, it may be another game or two to wait. He’ll also have the opportunity to start according to Fred Hoiberg. Lauri Markkanen and Bobby Portis would lose some value when Niko returns.
Update: Fred Hoiberg said that Mirotic playing against the Pacers is a longshot. Cited that playing on Friday is more realistic. Owners should be hoping for a two-game week but there’s plenty of risk involved.
After Bulls practice tomorrow, Nikola Mitotic’s status for the Indy/Charlotte trip will be determined. Fred Hoiberg said Indy seems to be a longshot. Friday could be more realistic
— Vincent Goodwill (@VinceGoodwill) December 4, 2017