March 5, 2016, 10:12 am
Fred Hoiberg said on Saturday that Nikola Mirotic (hematoma) is getting close to a return.
Hoiberg didn’t exactly rule him out for Saturday’s action but his 1-2 week timetable from earlier in the week would seemingly put that game out of reach. The Bulls need bodies right now so a quicker than projected return would make a bit of sense, but then Mirotic — who has been taking more contact in practice — would still have to get up to NBA game speed fast. He’s most certainly a stash candidate for your roster, but he can’t possibly be considered a lock to produce for owners down the stretch. That said, he might get things humming right around the time the fantasy playoffs hit.