Pistons Reportedly Eyeing Trade For Bulls' Mirotic

Pistons Reportedly Eyeing Trade For Bulls' Mirotic

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls have already completed one trade in the past calendar year, so why not another?

The Detroit Pistons are reportedly interested in trading for Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic.

"The Bulls have made clear to the multiple teams they have talked to regarding Mirotic that they're seeking a first-round pick with no long-term contracts attached".

New York Times NBA reporter Marc Stein reported on Tuesday that the Pistons and Jazz are expressing interest in Mirotic. However, Mirotic can't be traded until January 15, when restrictions are lifted as a result of him signing as a restricted free agent over the summer. His desire to play elsewhere stems of course from the preseason incident with Bobby Portis, which left him in the hospital with a concussion and facial fractures and caused him to miss the first 23 games of the season.

It has been announced that the Detroit Pistons and possibly the Portland Trail Blazers are also looking to join the hunt for the capable stretch-four big man.

Utah is 4.5 games out of the playoffs as the Western Conference's No.10 seed, while Portland is the No.6 seed at three games above.500.

The other aspect working in Utah's favor, as I mentioned this morning, is that Mirotic has a no-trade clause in his contract that allows him to turn down a trade destination that he doesn't want to go to. The team could use an added three-point shooter off the bench, or even possibly in the starting lineup with Tobias Harris moving back to his original small forward position.

In 17 games, Mirotic has averaged 17.4 points and seven rebounds per game. He's averaging a career-high 17.4 points this season, and with the Bulls clearly in a rebuilding phase, it's very likely the 26-year-old is dealt prior to the February 8 trade deadline.

It's no surprise Mirotic is on the trade block for the Bulls. There's a team option, also for $12.5 million, for 2018-19. The second year of the deal is a team option, making him an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019.

The report indicates that the Bulls are wanting a first round pick as compensation.

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