March 20, 2019, 1:41 pmNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic (slight left thumb fracture) will miss at least the next two-to-four weeks.
Mirotic just can't catch a break this season. D.J. Wilson, Ersan Ilyasova and Pau Gasol will have to pick up the slack and mend the blow. Mirotic can safely be dropped in all leagues with this news.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 12:22 amNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic scored 23 points in 24 minutes with three 3-pointers and six rebounds, but he went to the locker room with a hand injury during Tuesday's win over the Lakers.
Niko played his best game as a Buck, but there's some concern after he left the locker room with a bandage on his hand. If he misses time, the Bucks would likely replace him with Ersan Ilyasova, who can reasonably replicate Mirotic's production in many cases.
Source: Kane Pitman on Twitter
March 19, 2019, 10:03 pmNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic (hand, neck) went to the locker room on Tuesday against the Lakers.
Mirotic went to the locker room after a hard foul by Moritz Wagner. He had an open wound on his neck and looked closely at his left hand. Mirotic should be okay, but he had to close the open cut on his neck back in the locker room.
Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter
March 17, 2019, 6:34 pmNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic was a letdown in Sunday's start for Malcolm Brogdon, going 1-for-7 from the floor to finish with two points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 24 minutes.
Mirotic's playing time didn't change much despite the new role, so expectations might need to be tempered even if he does run away with the new gig. Middle-round numbers are easy in this type of workload but Mirotic might need to get hot to finish with a bang.
March 17, 2019, 1:56 pmNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic, not Tony Snell, will start for Malcolm Brogdon (plantar fascia) on Sunday.
Snell was listed as a starter in Milwaukee's game notes but coach Budenholzer said that it'll be Mirotic getting the nod. It's a potentially big boost for his fantasy owners, as although Mirotic is unlikely to get enough usage to match his early-round days with the Pelicans, more playing time never hurts. Snell should see more minutes headed his way regardless, but is not much of a fantasy option.
Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter
March 10, 2019, 12:30 amNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic needed just 25 minutes to drop 18 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and six 3-pointers against the Hornets on Saturday night.
Mirotic scored only two points on Thursday but was feeling it tonight, going 6-of-10 from the field. There will be some bumps in the road because his teammates are good enough to win without needing major contributions from Mirotic, but middle-round value should be there at the end of the day.
March 7, 2019, 10:45 pmNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic played just 19 minutes on Thursday night, ending his evening with two points on 1-for-6 from the field to go with six rebounds, a steal and a block.
Mirotic needs more playing time than this to guarantee middle-round value, and unfortunately for him the Bucks just didn't need to go all out against Indiana. Malcolm Brogdon was also subpar with seven points, four rebounds, two assists and a triple-one in 29 minutes. There's no reason to think too much about this one.
March 4, 2019, 11:42 pmNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic scored 13 points on 3-of-14 shooting with seven boards, a steal, two blocks and three treys on Monday.
Mirotic logged 23 minutes off the bench which was enough time for him to jack up 10 3-pointers. He's always been a strong per-minute producer so his value will be safe as long as he can maintain his current role.
March 2, 2019, 11:58 pmNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic moved into the starting lineup on Saturday night but floundered in the opportunity, going 1-for-7 from the field to finish with three points, six rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer in 27 minutes.
Mirotic has been a solid middle-round guy coming off the bench for Milwaukee but couldn't hit the jets in a nice chance to carve out more work tonight. He's no stranger to the occasional dud and fantasy owners should just flush this one and move on.
February 28, 2019, 1:10 amNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic scored 21 points off the bench in Wednesday's overtime win against the Kings, hitting 7-of-14 shots (including five threes) with eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks over 27 minutes.
Especially if Giannis' minutes get managed, Mirotic looks like an easy threat for mid-round value and we all know what he can do when he gets the chance. Pat Connaughton added nine points, five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a three off the bench but he's only worth looking at in deep formats.
February 25, 2019, 11:07 pmNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic scored 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with four rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers on Monday.
Mirotic logged 23 minutes off the bench which is the magic number we've been waiting for. When he consistently gets minutes in the mid-20s Mirotic is a clear-cut top-70 player as his usage is insane when hes' on the court. Even with Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee soreness) returning we can expect Mirotic to log minutes beside him to stretch the floor out as the Bucks have been doing all season.
February 24, 2019, 1:11 amNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic played just 18 minutes on Saturday night but still had a nice fantasy night with 17 points (7-for-11 shooting), six rebounds, a steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.
Mirotic is going to be capped if he can't get starter-type minutes, but clearly he's not going to struggle to produce whenever he is on the floor. Fantasy owners won't be getting early-round numbers here but Mirotic is still going to be top-75 at worst. Ersan Ilyasova, who is like dollar store Mirotic, posted 13 points, seven boards and three triples in 20 minutes. That's more than he's been playing over the last several weeks so don't think too hard about that one.
February 21, 2019, 10:38 pmNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic made his Bucks debut on Thursday and scored eight points on 3-of-7 shooting with two 3-pointers and three rebounds.
Mirotic only logged 14 minutes and it was his first game in action with a new team after missing the prior 11 contests. He's still a bit rusty and needs to get his conditioning back to speed, but the fact that he launched six shots from deep is great and the fit is perfect for him to continue his mid-round value. If there's a panicking owner you can sneak a buy-low and reap the rewards come playoff time.
February 21, 2019, 7:02 pmNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic (right calf strain) will make his Bucks debut on Thursday against the Celtics and will be on a minutes limit.
No word on what the restriction is but it'll be good to see Mirotic on the floor either way. Middle-round numbers are a safe expectation for Mirotic, who looks like a seamless fit with the Bucks on paper. He'll be returning from an 11-game absence so some rust is to be expected but he should be in all fantasy lineups going forward.
Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter
February 20, 2019, 5:52 pmNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic (right calf strain) is officially probable for Thursday's game against the Celtics.
Mirotic was able to practice on Wednesday and said that he's planning on playing, so look for him to make his Bucks debut tomorrow. He'll be coming off the bench but should have no problem playing 25 mpg at minimum, so middle-round numbers are well within reach. It's not going to be the early-season run that had Mirotic looking like a draft steal but he'll remain a productive fantasy player.