Age: 22 Height: 6-7 Weight: 245 lbs School: Arizona
Khris Middleton thought Nikola Mirotic tilted a playoff series in Chicago's favor nearly four years ago when the Bulls beat his Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. Mirotic will be on Middleton's side for the postseason this time around. The Bucks had already surged to the NBA's best record when general manager Jon Horst got the 6-foot-10 Mirotic, an adept 3-point shooter, in a three-team trade that sent Milwaukee's Jason Smith and Detroit's Stanley Johnson to New Orleans.
The Pistons just traded their best wing (Reggie Bullock) and another rotation wing (Stanley Johnson). And Detroit was already thin at the position. Yet, the ninth-place Pistons – 1.5 games out of postseason position – also insist they're still trying to make the playoffs.
AUBURN HILLS – In a span of 12 hours, Ed Stefanski erased months of hand-wringing over how the Pistons would confront the prospects of free agency for two of their rotation staples. In the process of shedding Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson in separate trades, Stefanski at once validated his first
A person familiar with the situation says the Pelicans have agreed to trade forward Nikola Mirotic to Milwaukee as part of a three-team deal that sends the Bucks' Jason Smith and Detroit's Stanley Johnson to New Orleans. The Pelicans also receive multiple second-round draft choices in the exchange. The 6-foot-10 Mirotic, an adept 3-point shooter, was acquired by New Orleans from Chicago last season and was an instrumental part of the club rallying to make the playoffs and advance to the second round after the season-ending injury to DeMarcus Cousins.
February 7, 2019 NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has acquired forward Stanley Johnson and center Jason Smith from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for forward Nikola Mirotić. In addition, New Orleans will receive four second-round draft picks (Denver – 2019; Milwaukee