Negotiations took longer than both sides anticipated. But Nikola Mirotic will report to Monday's media day activities that start Bulls training camp in the manner everyone predicted.
The restricted free agent agreed to a two-year, $27 million deal Sunday that contains a team option in the second season, two sources familiar with the deal confirmed.
Both sides received something of value in the drawn-out talks.
A source said Mirotic will make $12.5 million this season, which is $5.3 million more guaranteed money than the qualifying offer he could've signed to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason. By virtue of the team option, Mirotic also can't be traded...