Barcelona announced the signing of the Montenegrin player with Spanish passport Nikola Mirotic, who will sign a contract with the Catalan club for the next three seasons, until 2022, with the option of a fourth. There is talk of about 9 million gross per season, an amount significantly lower than what was going to be charged in Barcelona (45 million three years)
The former Real Madrid power forward, who has played in the NBA in the last five seasons, will be presented on Monday July 8, at 13.30 (11:30 GMT), at the Palau Blaugrana, as confirmed by Barcelona it's a statement.
His signing is added to the already confirmed additions of Corey Higgins and center forward Brandon Davies, as well as the renewals of two basic players in the scheme of Svetislav Pesic as Victor Claver and Thomas Heurtel.
At 28, Mirotic (2.08 meters) has decided to return to Europe after five years in the NBA, where he has played a total of 359 games (319 regular and 40 'playoff') and has obtained averages Overall of 12 points and 5 rebounds per game.
His first stage in the NBA, from 2014 to February 2018, was with the Chicago Bulls (260 games), club that transferred him to the New Orleans Pelicans with which he played one season (from February 2018 to February 2019). ).
With the Louisiana team, Mirotic offered his best version averaging 15.7 points and 8.2 rebounds in the 62 games played in the regular season, and 15 points and 9.6 rebounds during the playoffs.
Finally, the last stage in the Montenegrin NBA has been in the Milwaukee Bucks with whom he has played 28 games (14 Regular and 14 Playoff).
Formed in the Real Madrid categories, he played a total of 97 games in the Euroleague with the white club and, in the four seasons he played with the first team, was named the best youngster in the competition in 2011 and 2012, while in 2013 and 2014 was chosen in the second best five of the competition.
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