Mirotic (appendectomy) has been released from the hospital following two surgical procedures, Yahoo's Shams Charania reports. Mirotic's timetable for a return is set for sometime after the All-Star break, although there's currently no specificity as to how much time he'll need for a full recovery. In his extended absence, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis are slated to see increased minutes until Mirotic's return.
Mirotic (appendectomy) still remains hospitalized following surgery, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. Though the general sentiment from the Bulls has been that Mirotic will be sidelined through the end of the All-Star break, it sounds like his absence could linger even further beyond that, as coach Fred Hoiberg indicated that there's no timetable for the 24-year-old's return. With Mirotic out of commission, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis should continue to see enhanced roles in the Bulls' frontcourt.
Mirotic underwent an appendectomy Wednesday, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! reports. There's little doubt that Mirotic will miss Thursday's game against the Lakers in Los Angeles, with a return after the All-Star game expected. In his stead, Bobby Portis and Doug McDermott should play a larger role in the frontcourt rotation.
Mirotic compiled 15 points (6-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight boards, two assists, one steal, and one block across 22 minutes in Monday's 89-84 loss to the Heat. Mirotic has reached double figures in the scoring column in two straight games, but after he preceded those contests with a five-game stretch in which he averaged 4.8 points on 17.1 percent shooting, it's probably too early to buy into a resurgence. His playing time and production has simply been too volatile this season to make him worth consideration in DFS cash game lineups.
Mirotic scored 17 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT) while adding six rebounds, an assist and a steal in 25 minutes off the bench during Saturday's win over the Cavaliers. He surprisingly hasn't seen a big increase in his minutes or production since Joakim Noah (shoulder) went down, as coach Fred Hoiberg has kept Mirotic in a bench role and used Taj Gibson and Tony Snell in his starting five instead. Mirotic is a streaky scorer, so he could go on a run even as a reserve, but as long as he's seeing less than a starter's workload his fantasy value will be capped.
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