Nikola Mirotic Ditches NBA To Sign With Euroleague Contenders Barcelona
Nikola Mirotic might be a tier below the upper echelon of NBA Free Agents this offseason, but rest assured, he was still a projected as a go-to option for teams in search of floor spacing, perimeter shooting, and a little bit of size up front. Shockingly, Nikola Mirotic was completely unmoved by the high degree of interest, as he’s opted to sign for perennial Euroleague contender Barcelona, in lieu of netting a whopping $45-50 million contract in the NBA.
As Nate Duncan pointed out in the following Twitter post, Mirotic had most likely grown disinterest with the way he’s been utilized in the NBA: as more of spot-up, off the ball shooter. Evidently, Mirotic’s limited role masks some of the deficiencies in his game, namely the lapses in defence – but in Europe, he’ll likely reclaim his ascendant position as a versatile, playmaking forward.