Nikola Mirotic Wiki, Bio, Age,Height, Milwaukee Bucks acquire Nikola Mirotic


Nikola Mirotic Wiki, Nikola Mirotic Biography

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Nikola Mirotic was born February 11, 1991. He is a Montenegrin-Spanish professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) tall power forward is a two-time All-EuroLeague Second Team member, and previously played for Real Madrid of the Liga ACB.

Nikola Mirotic Born February 11, 1991 (age 27) Titograd, SR Montenegro,, SFR Yugoslavia
Nikola Mirotic Nationality Spanish / Montenegrin
Nikola Mirotic  height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Nikola Mirotic weight 250 lb (113 kg)

Nikola Mirotic Bio

Nikola Mirotic and his wife, Nina Vujačić, have a son named Aleksandar, who was born in May 2013. His wife is the daughter of his former coach and mentor, Jadran Vujačić, who also played professional basketball with Borac Čačak, KK Partizan, and Budućnost Titograd. Even though he represents the Spanish national basketball team, he said that he is happy and proud to be Montenegrin.

Nikola Mirotic is a Serbian Orthodox Christian and has received the Order of St. Sava in May 2017.

Professional career

Early career

Growing up in Europe, football was Nikola Mirotic‘s true passion. As he got older, his family realized his height could be a lot more useful for another sport. At the age of 13, his grandfather introduced him to the sport of basketball. Nikola Mirotic spent his childhood in Montenegro and started playing basketball with the Joker School in Podgorica. At the age of 14, he signed a junior contract with Real Madrid in the summer of 2005.

New Orleans Pelicans (2018–present)

On February 1, 2018, Nikola Mirotic was traded, along with a 2018 second-round pick, to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Ömer Aşık, Tony Allen, Jameer Nelson, a 2018 first-round pick, and the right to swap 2021 second round picks with the Pelicans. He made his debut for the Pelicans two days later, scoring 18 points in a 118–107 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. On February 10, he recorded 21 points and 16 rebounds in a 138–128 double-overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets. On April 6, he scored a season-high 31 points and tied a season-best with 16 rebounds in a 122–103 win over the Phoenix Suns. Three days later, he recorded 24 points and 16 rebounds in a 113–100 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, helping the Pelicans clinch a playoff spot. In Game 1 of the Pelicans’ first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers, Nikola Mirotic recorded 16 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in a 97–95 win. In Game 3, Nikola Mirotic scored a career playoff-best 30 points, as the Pelicans beat the Trail Blazers 119–102 to take a 3–0 lead in the series.

In the Pelicans’ season opener on October 17, 2018, Nikola Mirotic scored 30 points on 6 of 8 from 3-point range in a 131–112 win over the Houston Rockets. Two days later, he scored a career-high 36 points in a 149–129 win over the Sacramento Kings. On November 5, he had 16 points and matched a career high with 16 rebounds in a 122–116 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. On January 9, he returned to action against the Cleveland Cavaliers after missing 12 games due to an ankle injury.

National team career

Nikola Mirotic was a member of the junior national team of Spain. He helped Spain’s U20 national team win the bronze medal at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he was named to the All-Tournament Team. He also led Spain to the gold medal in 2011. Nikola Mirotic was the top scorer and MVP of the tournament, averaging 27 points a tournament record and 10 rebounds per game.

In June 2015, Nikola Mirotic was named by head coach Sergio Scariolo as one of 17 candidates to try out for the senior men’s Spanish national basketball team that would play at the EuroBasket 2015. Nikola Mirotic made Spain’s final 12-man roster, and he went on to win a gold medal at the tournament, in September 2015. He also played with Spain at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where he won a bronze medal.

Milwaukee Bucks acquire Nikola Mirotic

Despite owning the best record in the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks are not afraid of reshuffling their roster ahead of the league’s trade deadline Thursday afternoon.

A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade forward Nikola Mirotic to Milwaukee as part of a three-team deal that sends the Bucks’ Jason Smith and Detroit’s Stanley Johnson to New Orleans.

The Pistons are expected to receive third-year center Thon Maker from the Bucks in exchange for parting with Johnson. The teams had reportedly agreed to a deal on Wednesday but the trade paperwork was never filed, according to league sources.

The Pelicans will also receive multiple second-round draft choices in the exchange.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

The 6-foot-10 Mirotic, an adept 3-point shooter, was acquired by New Orleans from Chicago last season and was an instrumental part of the club rallying to make the playoffs and advance to the second round after the season-ending injury to DeMarcus Cousins.

This season, Mirotic has played in just 32 of New Orleans’ 55 games because of injuries, but has averaged 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds.

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