Nikola Mirotic To Leave NBA For EuroLeague Team In Barcelona

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Forgoing an opportunity to stay in the NBA, Milwaukee Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic has chose to sign with Euroleague club Barcelona, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Mirotic started his professional career and established himself as one of Europe's best players while suiting up for Real Madrid, so from that respect, it's a surprise that he's chose to join their rivals.

This past season, Mirotic was one of the biggest names moved at the NBA's trade deadline once again.

Mirotic also represented the New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks in five National Basketball Association seasons.

Mirotic missed the final 11 regular-season games after suffering a fractured left thumb before returning for the opening game for the playoffs.

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One such role player set to hit free agency is Milwaukee's Nikola Mirotic, who came to the Bucks in a midseason trade with New Orleans. He went 6-for-31 from 3-point range in the series overall.

As a member of the Pelicans and Bucks during the 2018-19 campaign, Mirotic averaged 15.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while connecting on 36.5 percent of his attempts from three.

Still, Mirotic had entered the summer as an intriguing fit for many teams, thanks to his elite shooting ability as a big man.

Information from ESPN's Tim Bontemps was used in this report.

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