2011 NBA Draft Results: Nikola Mirotic Goes No. 23 to Chicago Bulls

Adam Fromal@fromal09National NBA Featured ColumnistJune 24, 2011

2011 NBA Draft Results: Nikola Mirotic Goes No. 23 to Chicago Bulls

A 6’10” player from Montenegro, Nikola Mirotic can capably play either small forward or power forward, as he showed during his tenure with Real Madrid. And for those of you who are confused, yes that is a basketball team as well as a soccer club.

Mirotic is one of the more NBA-ready international prospects, primarily because of his ability to score in a number of ways. Creative is the word I would use to describe his offensive game.

With great post moves, a fantastic outside shot (rivaling Jimmer Fredette for best in the class) and a good mid-range game, Mirotic is simply a scorer.

He doesn’t have tremendous strength or athleticism, but the former can come with time spent in NBA weight rooms. The thing I’d be most concerned about is his propensity to disappear on the defensive end of the floor. 

Mirotic won't be in the league for a few years, so I'm not really sure why he went to the Bulls.


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