According to a report from Hoops Hype, highly-touted Real Madrid forward Nikola Mirotic has decided to come to the NBA next season and will play for the Chicago Bulls, who drafted him in 2011:
Source tells HoopsHype Nikola Mirotic's decision to go to Chicago is final. Will pay contract buyout at more than $3 million.— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) July 4, 2014
Originally from Montenegro, Mirotic was the Spanish League MVP in 2013 and won the Spanish League championship last year. He was drafted by the Bulls in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft and was purposely stashed in Europe to work on his game.
Now 23 years old and joining a Bulls team that may also be adding Carmelo Anthony, Mirotic figures to be a key rotation player right away next season.