Hoiberg says Mirotic is "close" -- as of right now he's out tonight but Hoiberg says he's taking more contact in practice.
CSN Chicago "Nikola Mirotic is still a ways away from returning to any kind of basketball activity, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg revealed after the team’s first practice from the All-Star break. Mirotic underwent an appendectomy in late January and subsequently a hematoma removal several days later, as his..." February 17
Mirotic: "I know I'm going to be back before the playoffs."
CBS Sports "Mirotic (appendectomy) has yet to be cleared for on court work, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Mirotic had his stitches removed about a week ago, but is reportedly still dealing with pain in his abdomen, which hasn't allowed him to return to the court in any fashion. Coach Fred..." February 16
Jazz forward and Canadian Trey Lyles to replace injured Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic on World Team in Rising Stars Challenge in Toronto.
Chicago Sun-Times "Nikola Mirotic checked into the hospital last Wednesday for an emergency appendectomy and ended up staying a few extra days for a hematoma removal, the Bulls announced Tuesday. " February 02