December 31, 2017, 6:16 pm
Nikola Mirotic scored 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting (including three treys) with four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes off the bench in Sunday’s loss to the Wizards.
Mirotic has brought back top 50-60 returns in 25.8 mpg so far this season and while there has been a focus on the downward shooting regression expected to etch away at some value, he has plenty of room to bounce back in the defensive stat categories and free throw shooting. If you faded the Lauri Markkanen (11 points, nine boards, two threes, 4-of-12 FGs) and stuck with us on Mirotic you’re loving life right now. Markkannen has a chance to remain a late-round asset but Mirotic could eat into his minutes a bit more, too.