Bucks rumored to have eyes on Pelicans’ Nikola Mirotic
The Milwaukee Bucks have come out of the gate as one of the best teams in the NBA. The combination of Giannis Antetokounmpo and head coach Mike Buldenhozer has worked like a charm. The offense has turned out to be one of the league’s best. But they’re one or two pieces away from being a true title contender. The Bucks have been interested in acquiring a sharpshooter. They wanted Kyle Korver, but the Cleveland Cavaliers traded him away to the Utah Jazz. Now, per Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News, the Bucks are looking to acquire Nikola Mirotic of the New Orleans Pelicans.
After missing out on a bid to get Kyle Korver before the Cavs shipped him to Utah, the Bucks believed to be looking at Davis’ teammate Nikola Mirotic, according to league sources.
“He’d be the perfect fit for the Bucks,” one rival Eastern Conference general manager said. “Another guy who can knock down threes would make them even more dangerous.”
Mirotic, this season, has averaged 16.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game while shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from beyond the arc.
Mirotic is the typical stretch four who would fit perfectly in coach Bud’s offense. The Bucks’ 4-in-and-1-out offense would work seamlessly. He could play alongside Brook Lopez or even be their center at times. He’s a promising pick-and-pop option for the team.
Adding Mirotic would certainly boost an already-loaded Milwaukee arsenal. They’re on top of the NBA team standings as of this writing, but the postseason is a different monster — a fact that they already know.