Nikola Mirotic is having a hard time making progress throughout his NBA experience with the Chicago Bulls.
Head Coach Fred Hoiberg benched Mirotic today and Mirotic had a response to it.
“It’s been very difficult to enjoy the game,” Mirotic said.
Mirotic is averaging 9 points, 5 rebounds, and shooting 38% this year. He is taking a major decline and his points per game, rebounding, and shooting percentage this year.
Coming into the season, Nikola Mirotic had a reputation as a great 3-point shooter who puts a nice touch on the ball. He can put the ball on the floor and can pull up for a mid-range jump shot. Also, he passes the ball well for a player his size (6’11).
The 2011 Draft pick was supposed to be a great stretch 4 and causing problems even at the small Forward position because of his height advantage. However, Mirotic is having the worse season of his career and look lost with the Bulls. Looking down the road, Mirotic doesn’t look like a part of the Bulls future.
The 25-year-old came into this season with high hopes because of his past season success. In the 2014 and 2015 seasons, he was averaging 10 + PPG, shooting, 40 + Percent and 80 percent from the free throw line.
Nikola Mirotic needs to leave now and go to a team that fits his style of play before his best years are behind him.