Nikola Mirotic – considered the best player in European basketball – has reached agreement on a three-year, $17 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Mirotic, a 6-foot-10 forward, was the Spanish League MVP in the 2013 season and brings a well-regarded offensive game to Chicago. He shot 46 percent from 3-point range for Real Madrid in the 2013-14 season, establishing himself as one of the finest jump-shooting power forwards in the world.
After completing his contract buyout with Real Madrid, Mirotic will be paid out of the Bulls' midlevel exception.
A native of Montenegro, Mirotic was the 23rd pick in the 2011 NBA draft.