Hoiberg says Mirotic is "close" -- as of right now he's out tonight but Hoiberg says he's taking more contact in practice.
Mirotic: "I know I'm going to be back before the playoffs."
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
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
Sportsnaut "Injuries and illness are stealing depth from the Chicago Bulls frontcourt. The team announced Nikola Mirotić underwent an appendectomy that “went as expected” and should return after the All-Star break. Mirotić joins Joakim Noah, who is out for the season after dislocating his shoulder, on the..." January 28
Chicago Tribune "Nikola Mirotic consistently displayed a short memory as he led the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring last March and finished second in Rookie of the Year voting. Make a mistake. Move on. If that no longer seems to be the case, well, Mirotic didn't exactly argue. "I'm struggling a little bit..." January 21
Pro Basketball Talk "Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic have started every game for the Bulls this season. Now, it appears Fred Hoiberg is shaking up his front court – for real this time. Instead of the once-reported plan of starting Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson started over Mirotic against the Celtics tonight. Let’s..." December 10
Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Bulls put Nikola Mirotic through his paces during Saturday's shootaround in an effort to determine if the forward can play against the Charlotte Hornets at the United Center. Mirotic, who suffered a concussion during the Bulls' game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night,..." December 05
CSN Chicago "Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic suffered a concussion early in Wednesday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets. Mirotic was merely caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, seemingly, when Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay scored on a drive and on the way down, hit Mirotic square in the face with..." December 03
Mirotic now has been diagnosed with a concussion and is out. Also will have to pass concussion protocol before playing in future games.
Chicago Tribune "There were at least one, sometimes two practices a day. More often than not, three meals were shared together. And the intense training and patriotic-filled competition stretched over two months. Yes, Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic grew closer this summer, the two-top scorers on the Spanish..." October 21
Chicago Tribune "Nikola Mirotic took to Twitter on Tuesday to apologize -- in three languages no less -- for creating a flap at the ongoing EuroBasket tournament. Video showed Mirotic, upset after one of Spain's surprising losses in a 1-2 start, pulling down and inadvertently tearing a Serbian flag that was..." September 09
Thibs says Mirotic is "most likely" out for Game 3.
Mirotic doing some set shooting. Hinrich in full lather post practice. I'd guess Hinrich back for Game 3 and Mirotic out but back for Game 4
SB Nation "Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic will miss "a few days" with a knee injury sustained during the team's Game 2 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, coach Tom Thibodeau said Tuesday. That would put Mirotic's status for Thursday's Game 3 in doubt, though the Bulls have not ruled him out yet...." April 21
ESPN "Nikola Mirotic left the Chicago Bulls' win Monday night late in the fourth quarter with multiple injuries following scuffles with Bucks big man Zaza Pachulia. The Bulls said Mirotic has a left quad strain and will be re-evaluated Tuesday morning. Mirotic also has a swollen left knee, and the..." April 21
Pro Basketball Talk "Nikola Mirotic rarely watched the NBA while growing up in Europe. Even as a promising professional player drawing American scouts, he still had only passing interest in the league. But that changed the instant the Bulls traded up to get him with the No. 23 pick in the 2011 draft. Mirotic,..." January 28
Chicago Sun-Times "The video game world is so much easier for rookies. “The toughest thing was trying to figure out my shot,’’ Bulls rook Doug McDermott said, when discussing playing as himself on NBA2K15. “They made the timing [on the shot] a little weird, but once you get it down it’s cool.’’ First-year..." November 20
CSN Chicago "After five years with Real Madrid, European forward Nikola Mirotic joined the Bulls on a three-year, $17 million contract earlier this offseason. Mirotic, who was drafted by the Bulls in the first-round of the 2011 NBA Draft, comes to Chicago with some serious accolades. He was a two-time..." August 20