Nikola Mirotić is Heading to the Pelicans

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Pelicans are "gathering momentum in pursuit of Greg Monroe, including coach Alvin Gentry calling him to lay out [the] chance to be starting centre with Cousins' injury".

Along with Omer Asik and a 2018 first-round pick, New Orleans is sending veterans Tony Allen and Jameer Nelson to Chicago.

Mirotic, 26, is in his fourth season in the National Basketball Association and he has career averages of 11.4 points and 5.4 rebounds. He was on a path to being a free agent in summer 2019, when the Bulls will nearly certainly have given Zach LaVine big money and when Kris Dunn will be eligible for a rookie extension.

Nelson (6-0, 190), picked 20 overall in the 2004 NBA Draft, has averaged 5.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists and appeared in 43 contests this season.

This season began with Mirotic getting punched in the face by teammate Bobby Porter.




Mirotic will join the Pelicans in wake of DeMarcus Cousins' season-ending surgery for a ruptured Achilles.

The Bulls had also held discussions with the Jazz about Mirotic recently as well, a source said. That means Mirotic would likely be on the move again. Best of wishes to you in New Orleans, Nikola.

Then Mirotic returned, and despite there still clearly being a rift between him and Portis, the Bulls started winning. But the Nikola Mirotic-Pelicans near-miss this week looks like they remarkably were extracting the value they placed on the player only to choose a negotiating approach that was sadly incomplete. After a buyout, the Hawks ended up owing Crawford $13.3 million - almost the same as the $14.3 million left on Asik's contract. After all, the past star of the team, Jimmy Butler was traded to the Timberwolves on draft night in order for the team to rebuild for the future. On the season, they are 14-11 when he plays and 4-22 when he doesn't. Once the team option was exercised, Mirotic no longer owned power to veto the deal.

"I said: 'OK, be calm". After reports came out surrounding the structure of the trade, it became clear that the two sides had not yet reached an agreement. According to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune, the franchise is keen to pursue a deal for him before February 8.

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