Mirotic has decided to sign a contract with Barcelona of the EuroLeague, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
In a shocking development, Mirotic -- reportedly in the market for a $45-50 million NBA deal -- has decided to sign overseas. It's not immediately clear what prompted this decision or if Mirotic has plans of returning to the NBA in the near future. His loss to a non-NBA team makes the role player market a little thinner for free agency, which officially starts Sunday afternoon.
Mirotic missed all four of his field-goal attempts, adding just two rebounds in nine minutes during Thursday's 105-99 loss to the Raptors.
Mirotic moved back to the bench Thursday, playing just nine minutes in the Game 5 loss. He has struggled mightily throughout this series and the trend continued here with arguably his worst performance of the season. Given his lack of production, there is a chance he falls out of the rotation completely. The Bucks need to turn things around after losing three straight games or risk what can only be described as a disappointing end to what has been a fantastic season.
Mirotic will come off the bench in Thursday's Game 5 against the Raptors.
After getting blown out in Game 4 the Bucks are taking Mirotic out of the starting lineup in favor of Malcolm Brogdon. Mirotic will figure to continue seeing minutes off the bench as the Bucks look to reclaim a lead in the series.
Mirotic totaled 11 points (4-10 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two assists, one rebound and one steal over 25 minutes in the Bucks' loss to the Raptors on Tuesday.
Mirotic finished with another pedestrian performance in Tuesday's loss, scoring just 11 points and doing little else other than scoring. In 12 games prior to Tuesday, he averaged 10.2 points and 4.8 rebounds, making only 1.7 threes and shooting 38.8 percent from the floor and 30.8 percent from three. His shooting slump and limited production have rendered him virtually unusable in daily contests.
Mirotic tallied 15 points (5-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), and six rebounds in 23 minutes during Friday's 125-103 victory over Toronto.
Mirotic was hot to begin the game Friday, helping the Bucks to a commanding first-quarter lead. He cooled off from then but the damage was essentially done with the Bucks steamrolling the Raptors in an eventual 22-point victory. Mirotic continues to run with the starters despite the return of Malcolm Brogdon and it appears that could remain the case for the immediate future. The Bucks will now head North where they will look to take a stranglehold on the series as they look to reach their first NBA Finals since 1974.
Mirotic will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 1 against Toronto, TNT's Kristen Ledlow reports.
With Malcolm Brogdon sidelined to begin the playoffs, Milwaukee initially rolled with Sterling Brown in the starting lineup, but Brown struggled to begin the second round series against Boston and was replaced by Mirotic for Game 2. The Bucks rolled with that alignment for the rest of the series, and after a five-game victory, coach Mike Budenholzer will stick with Mirotic at one forward spot, with Giannis Antetokounmpo at the other. Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton will continue to start in the backcourt, while Brogdon will come off the bench, as he did in Game 5 against the Celtics.
Mirotic totaled 10 points (3-10 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block across 28 minutes in the Bucks' series-clinching win over the Celtics on Wednesday.
Mirotic produced a double-double in Wednesday's win, adding quality numbers across the board. In four starts, he's averaged 10.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
Mirotic will remain in the starting lineup for Friday's Game 3 against the Celtics, Malika Andrews of ESPN reports.
After a sluggish Game 1, coach Mike Budenholzer moved Mirotic into the starting five for Game 2, and while he struggled shooting the ball, the Bucks were able to get into a better flow, offensively, eventually overwhelming the Celtics in the third quarter. With Malcolm Brogdon (foot) still out for Game 3, Budenholzer will stick with Mirotic and Giannis Antetokounmpo up front, with Brook Lopez at center and Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton in the backcourt.
Mirotic will join the starting lineup for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Celtics, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
Sterling Brown (back) is expected to come off the bench as a result. Mirotic has started just three games for the Bucks previously, averaging 9.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steal across 25.0 minutes.
Mirotic finished with 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt) and four rebounds over 21 minutes in the Bucks' loss to the Celtics on Sunday.
Mirotic scored 13 points and nailed three triples on Sunday, playing just 21 minutes off the bench. In four prior games in the Detroit series, Mirotic averaged 7.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 15.0 minutes. He's used primarily as a three-point specialist and has a minimal role in Milwaukee's rotation.
Mirotic (thumb) played 15 minutes off the bench in Sunday's 121-86 win over the Pistons in Game 1 of the series, contributing four points (2-8 FG, 0-5 3Pt) and one assist.
As anticipated, the Bucks capped Mirotic's playing time in his return to action from the thumb injury that cost him the final 11 games of the regular-season. While it may take a few games for Mirotic to get back to optimal condition, his availability for the postseason should be a major boon for a Bucks squad that loves to surround playmaker Giannis Antetokounmpo with shooters at the other four spots. Unsurprisingly, Mirotic looked a little rusty after the month-long layoff, as he failed to convert from the outside and committed four turnovers in the contest.
Mirotic will be on a minutes restriction for Game 1 against the Pistons on Sunday, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports.
Mirotic missed the last 11 games of the regular season, so it's unsurprising that the Bucks will keep a close eye on him, considering his condition likely isn't up to par. "He won't play a lot," stated coach Mike Budenholzer. "He will play pretty limited minutes."
Mirotic (thumb) isn't listed on the injury report for Sunday's playoff matchup against Detroit.
As expected, Mirotic will make his return to the court Sunday after being sidelined for the last 11 games dating back to March 20. Mirotic averaged 15.2 points and 7.4 rebounds over 46 games played in the regular season.
Mirotic expects to play in Sunday's game against Detroit, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
It was an encouraging update from Mirotic, who's missed the past 11 games due to a fractured left thumb. Upon return, he'll provide valuable spacing frontcourt spacing for the Bucks, who are seeking their first playoff series win since the 2000-2001 season. In 14 games since joining the Bucks, Mirotic's averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 reboundsa nd 1.4 assists in 22.9 minutes.
Mirotic (thumb) went through his first full practice Friday since injuring his finger, and he may be available for Sunday's Game 1 against the Pistons, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports.
Mirotic has been out since March 20 after breaking his left thumb, but he's on schedule with his recovery. Mirotic's presence gives the Bucks interesting looks to throw out at opposing teams, including a lineup with Giannis Antetokounmpo at center. More information about Mirotic's availability may arrive Saturday.
The Bucks are hoping to get Mirotic (thumb) back for Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs, Malika Andrews of ESPN reports.
Mirotic will miss Wednesday's regular season finale, but coach MIke Budenholzer said he's "hopeful" that the deadline addition will be back in time for Game 1, which will arrive Saturday or Sunday. Mirotic hasn't played since Mar. 19, and Budenholzer noted that even if the forward is cleared to return, he'll stick with Sterling Brown in the starting five.
Mirotic (thumb) will remain out Wednesday against the Thunder.
Mirotic will remain out the Bucks' regular-season finale. It's not clear if he'll be healthy for the start of the playoffs.
Mirotic (thumb) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Hawks, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.
Mirotic has reached the two-week mark in his recovery from a fractured left thumb, but the Bucks haven't offered any word that he's especially close to a return to the court. The big man will presumably remain sidelined for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Thunder before his Bucks assess his outlook for the first round of the playoffs.
Mirotic suffered a slight fracture of his left thumb and will be out two-to-four weeks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Mirotic suffered the injury during Tuesday's win over the Lakers. Optimistically, he could be back before the playoffs, but it seems his absence could extend into the first round. Since joining Milwaukee, he's seen 22.9 minutes per contest, and coach Mike Budenholzer may opt to replace Mirotic's workload with the likes of Ersan Ilyasova and D.J. Wilson.
Mirotic turned in 23 points (8-14 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-5 FT), six rebounds, and one assist in 24 minutes during Tuesday's 115-101 win over the Lakers.
Mirotic produced his best scoring total since joining the Bucks prior to the trade deadline. Moreover, he has reached double figures in scoring in nine of 14 appearances with his new team and seems to be a perfect fit in Milwaukee's three-point happy offensive system.