More news out of the Euroleague that further backs our story yesterday that Nikola Mirotic is in fact on his way to the US. In a story released by TuBasket.com earlier today, they announce the possible signing of former Bull, Andres Nocioni to replace Nikola Mirotic in Real Madrid.
Here is the translation from that article:
After closing the season with a tough blow, losing the League Endesa before the Barca with home court advantage, Real Madrid begins already licking the wounds and working towards next season.
With the he loss of one of its best players, Nikola Mirotic, in the direction of the Chicago Bulls, it has found to its replacement in Andrés Nocioni (34 years, 2.03 m).
The Basque newspaper the “Mail’ revealed three weeks ago the interest in the Chapu. TUBASKET.com can advance that a tentative agreement between the Argentine and Real Madrid so that he occupies the position of the Spanish nationalized Montenegrin (Mirotic) next season.
In this way, Madrid is ahead of the rest of the suitors; the EA7 Milan, flaming champion of the Italian League, also had him in its agenda; and Nocioni’s agent was also not discarding a comeback to the NBA.
After his conversion of this season, which has gone from playing 3 out of the 4 needs of the team, Nocioni will adapt himself perfectly to the roll of Mirotic in Madrid.
‘The Chapu’ this has averaged 13 points and more than 5 rebounds in the League Endesa. A few numbers he improved in the Euroleague: 13.6(ppg) 6.6(rpg).
The rumor is Mirotic will visit the US this upcoming week to discuss his contract with the Bulls. Everything is adding up for Mirotic and the Bulls to finally be united.