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NBA Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers Consider Nikola Mirotic Trade; LeBron James, Kyrie Irving Open To Working With Bulls Star

( [email protected] ) Feb 24, 2017 05:36 AM EST
The Cleveland Cavaliers are working overtime to make sure that they keep the NBA championship trophy in LeBron James' hometown. This means that the NBA trade talks had been of great interest to Kyrie Irving and his team especially since the Boston Celtics initially planned to sign either a Paul George trade or a Jimmy Butler trade. Although the deadline has come and gone, the Kevin Love squad refuses to relax and is said to be planning some major changes before the season ends.
Jan 22, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic (44) during the first half at TD Garden. Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers are working overtime to make sure that they keep the NBA championship trophy in LeBron James' hometown. This means that the NBA trade talks had been of great interest to Kyrie Irving and his team especially since the Boston Celtics initially planned to sign either a Paul George trade or a Jimmy Butler trade. Although the deadline has come and gone, the Kevin Love squad refuses to relax and is said to be planning some major changes before the season ends.

When Kevin Durant joined Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in the Golden State Warriors, all basketball fans realized that they could be the next unbeatable team across the league. This realization definitely did not sit well with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hence, LeBron James has been reportedly looking for valuable stars to sign in an effort to counter the super team.

Rumors are rife that the most notable deal discussed by the Cleveland Cavaliers front office is a Nikola Mirotic trade. With the current status of the Chicago Bulls, fans believe that there is a huge possibility for this to happen. After all, the Dwyane Wade team already shipped both Derrick Rose and Joakmi Noah to the New York Knicks. Meanwhile, the Taj Gibson trade to the Russell Westbrook team in Oklahoma still have many reeling.

"Where the Bulls have been aggressive, sources said, is in shopping Nikola Mirotic," revealed long-time Chicago Bulls beat reporter KC Johnson.

Although the NBA trade deadline already passed, the Chicago Bulls' interest in getting assets via a Nikola Mirotic trade has not waned. The same enthusiasm to acquire the Spanish star is reportedly still present with the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, the LeBron James team may just wait for the star's contract to expire next year.

The Chicago Bulls signed a Nikola Mirotic contract in 2014 worth roughly $16 million for three years. This puts the expiration to this summer when the star would be a restricted free agent. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that the Chicago Bulls are in a hurry to complete a Nikola Mirotic trade soon.

What do you think? Will it be a good move for the Chicago Bulls to sign a Nikola Mirotic trade? Will the Cleveland Cavaliers be the best landing spot for the Spanish star?

 

 

 

 

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