Stacey King

Getting 1st-round draft pick for Nikola Mirotic is big win for Bulls

Getting 1st-round draft pick for Nikola Mirotic is big win for Bulls

Mystery shrouded the brief Bulls career of Niko Mirotic, the native of Montenegro who speaks four languages but never made the message clear that NBA stardom awaited him in Chicago.

It didn’t.

The Bulls managed to finagle a first-round pick for Mirotic anyway. Somewhere, Stacey King is asking for the hot sauce.

The Pelicans will send Omer Asik, Tony Allen, Jameer Nelson and a first-round pick to the Bulls for Mirotic and a second-round pick.

If you are keeping score in the Bulls’ rebuilding process, GarPax just hit a deep 3-pointer to go up by double digits. Or is a steal a better analogy?

For all the criticism Bulls executive vice president John Paxson...

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