Dio discusses all the latest international movement in a busy NBA summer
September 22, 2019, 9:08 pmNikola MiroticPF, Milwaukee Bucks
On Sunday, Nikola Mirotic dropped 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting for Barcelona.
Mirotic's opening appearance for his new EuroLeague club, Barcelona, resulted in a victory, and he did not have to work too hard for most of his buckets at the Supercopa Endesa versus Valencia. Mirotic should find quick success during his return to European basketball, but NBA fantasy players will surely be missing his presence stateside.
June 29, 2019, 2:50 pmNikola MiroticPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Shams Charanis is reporting that Nikola Mirotic has signed with Barcelona of the EuroLeague.
Well, that’s a shocker and certainly bad news for dynasty owners. Shams adds that Mirotic was in the market for around $45-50 million total contract in the NBA and we are assuming he will make less than that playing in Europe. He last played in the EuroLeague in 2014 for Real Madrid. At 28 years old, perhaps he returns to the NBA eventually.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 2:23 pmNikola MiroticPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Spanish website, Sport, is reporting that Barcelona is attempting to sign Nikola Mirotic and that he is open to the idea.
Although unlikely, it is possible. Mirotic last played in the EuroLeague in 2014 and is very familar with the scene. Fantasy owners thought they struck fantasy gold last season with Mirotic when the season began until injuries forced him to miss big chunks of time in December and February until he was eventually dealt to the Bucks with a diminished role. The Jazz and Mavs are the current NBA teams reported to be interested in his services and he would likely see more opportunity on either of those teams than he did with the Bucks.
June 28, 2019, 10:22 pmLuka DoncicPG, Dallas Mavericks
Zach Lowe reported on Friday night that the Mavericks are focusing on mid-tier free agents over big fish.
The Mavs have been linked to several big names as free agency draws near like Kemba Walker and Al Horford, but based on this report from Lowe it seems recent rumors suggesting their interest in Nikola Mirotic are more likely.
Source: Zach Lowe on ESPN
June 26, 2019, 5:43 pmNikola MiroticPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic is another player on the Mavs' list of free agent targets, per Brad Townsend of the Dallas News.
Mirotic is not as high on the list as Patrick Beverley, but the Mavs see the stretch forward as a potential fit. While Mirotic ended the postseason out of the rotation for Milwaukee, he's going to be a hot commodity given his floor-spacing and should hold solid standard-league value no matter where he ends up.
Source: Dallas News
May 17, 2019, 11:43 pmNikola MiroticF, Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic put up 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting with six rebounds in Game 2 win on Friday.
He had a similar performance to Game 1, but he is fitting into his role perfectly for the Bucks. Although he once again had one of the lowest plus/minus numbers on the entire team with a plus-2, he is making timely shots and showing up when the team needs him most. This starting lineup is working, so expect Mirotic to remain a starter for the entire Eastern Conference Finals.
May 15, 2019, 11:41 pmNikola MiroticF, Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic started in Game 1 against the Raptors on Wednesday and put up 13 points and six rebounds on 3-of-9 shooting.
The Bucks were making tough clutch shots and Mirotic was a part of that group as he hit a key 3-pointer and drew some fouls. He converted all six of his attempts from the stripe and added one block to the stat sheet. Mirotic was the only player on the Bucks with a negative plus/minus with a minus-5, but it could be for the best if he remains in the starting lineup as Malcolm Brogdon provides some nice energy off the bench.
May 14, 2019, 3:07 pmNikola MiroticF, Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic will stick in the starting lineup against the Raptors in Game 1 on Wednesday.
Malcolm Brogdon returned for the Bucks previous game, but it is Mirotic who will stick with the starters. Both Mirotic and Brogdon should see minutes in the high twenties to thirties and are worthy of looks in DFS leagues.
Source: Stephen Watson on twitter
May 3, 2019, 11:15 amNikola MiroticF, Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic is expected to draw his second straight start in Game 3 versus the Celtics.
Mirotic shot poorly in Game 2, but was extremely active and played a viable role in the Bucks' win. He will draw heavy ownership in DFS, but is a fantastic play regardless.
Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter
April 30, 2019, 10:28 pmNikola MiroticF, Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic started in Tuesday's Game 2 against the Celtics and scored nine points on 3-of-10 shooting to go with nine rebounds, two assists, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer.
Mirotic started over Sterling Brown tonight but picked up two quick fouls guarding Jaylen Brown in the first three minutes of the game. He never really got into a rhythm on the offensive end, but he was active on defense and helped ignite some fastbreaks. The Bucks like his floor spacing with Malcolm Brogdon (plantar fascia tear) out, but they'll have to figure out how to keep up on the defensive end.
April 30, 2019, 7:56 pmNikola MiroticF, Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic will start in Game 2 against the Celtics on Tuesday.
He'll start ahead of Sterling Brown who is active. Mirotic was part of a run in Game 1 which got the Bucks back within striking distance and brings much more firepower than Sterling Brown. His spacing will surely help Giannis Antetokounmpo get better looks.
Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter
April 28, 2019, 3:49 pmNikola MiroticF, Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic chipped in 13 points and three 3-pointers in Sunday's Game 1 loss.
Mirotic was a key player in a second-quarter run that saw a 15-point deficit become a two-point lead, but other than that short outburst he wasn't overly impactful. It's clear that Milwaukee will need someone else to step up with big offensive performances since Boston is throwing every body they can at Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Mirotic is certainly capable. If he can go on a tear it might change this series, and the Bucks will be looking for more out of him after they were embarrassed in Game 1.
April 22, 2019, 10:54 pmNikola MiroticF, Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic sank three triples on his way to scoring 12 points for the second game in a row in Monday's Game 4 against the Pistons.
Mirotic is still rounding into form and he's not doing much beyond hitting threes, but he should be able to contribute more in the next series as he gets his wind back.
The Bucks turned in a great season but have tons of questions moving forward