Nikola Mirotic reveals what he told Pau Gasol about the Bucks
Gasol and Mirotic have a close relationship. They played two seasons together with the Chicago Bulls and also have played a bevy of games for Spain.
Once Gasol heard Mirotic speak so highly of the Bucks, the future Hall of Famer made his decision to sign with Milwaukee for the rest of the season.
Pau Gasol reached out to Nikola Mirotic — his former Bulls & Spain teammate — to ask about the Bucks. Here's what Mirotic recalls saying:
"I said, ‘Listen, man, I really feel this team is special and if you want to be part of something special you should join this team.’"
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) March 4, 2019
Mirotic has only played in six games with the Bucks, but he knew from day one that Milwaukee had all the tools to win a championship and that adding Gasol would be the last key the team needed to do it.
With the San Antonio Spurs this season, Gasol averaged 4.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 27 games. The two-time NBA champion gives the Bucks yet another big man who can stretch the floor and shoot 3-pointers, joining Brook Lopez, Ersan İlyasova and Mirotic.