Nikola Mirotic is a Montenegrin-Spanish professional basketball player. He plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Facts of Nikola Mirotic
|Full Name:||Nikola Mirotic|
|Age:||32 years 3 months|
|Birth Date:||February 11, 1991|
|Birth Place:||Titograd, SR Montenegro, Yugoslavia|
|When did Nikola Mirotic get married ? (married date):||, 2012|
|Relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is gay ?:||No|
|Height / How tall :||6.10 inch|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius|
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Nikola Mirotic is a Montenegrin-Spanish professional basketball player. He plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays in the power forward position. The Houston Rockets selected him with the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NBA draft. He previously played for Real Madrid of the Liga ACB and Chicago Bulls, and New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA.
What is Nikola Mirotic Famous For?
– 2 times EuroLeague Rising Star.
Where was Nikola Mirotic Born?
Nikola Mirotic was born on 11 February 1991. His birthplace is in Titograd, SR Montenegro in SFR Yugoslavia. He holds Montenegrin and Spanish nationality. He is an Orthodox Christian. He grew up with a passion for football. His grandfather introduced him to basketball when he was 13.
He attended Joker School in Podgorica in Montenegro.
He signed a junior contract with Real Madrid at the age of 14 in 2005.
He played for the Real Madrid junior team from 2006 to 2008.
He signed with the Real Madrid senior team in 2008.
He emerged as Real Madrid’s most valuable player during the 2010-11 Euroleague season winning the EuroLeague Rising Star award.
He signed a 5-year contract extension with Real Madrid in April 2011.
He won the Spanish King’s Cup and the Spanish Supercup in 2012.
He was named to the All-EuroLeague Second Team for the second consecutive season in May 2014.
He played 97 games for Real Madrid averaging 10.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets selected him with the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NBA draft.
He was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves and then once again traded to the Chicago Bulls on draft night.
He signed a 3-year deal with the Bulls worth $16.6 million in July 2014.
He was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in December 2014.
He played for World Team in the Rising Stars Challenges scoring 16 points against Team USA.
He averaged 10.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game in his rookie season in the NBA.
He finished second in Rookie of the Year voting behind Andrew Wiggins.
He was diagnosed with acute appendicitis in January 2016 and was ruled out until after the All-Star break. He missed 16 games before returning into action in March 2016.
He averaged 11.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game in the 2015-16 season.
He became the first Bulls player to hit six or more three-pointers in back-to-back games in March 2017.
He averaged 10.6 points, 5.5 assists, and 1.1 assists per game in the 2016-17 season.
He was sent to the hospital in October 2017 after engaging in a physical altercation with teammate Bobby Portis during practice. Portis punched Mirotic in the face.
He averaged 16.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game in the 2017-18 season.
New Orleans Pelicans
He was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in February 2018.
He made his Pelicans debut against Minnesota Timberwolves.
He missed 12 games due to an ankle injury in December 2018.
He averaged 14.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game in 30 games for the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2017-18 season.
In the 2018-19 season, he played 32 games averaging 16.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game.
He was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in February 2019.
He made his Bucks debut against the Boston Celtics.
He missed the final 11 regular-season due to a left thumb fracture sustained in March 2019.
He averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game in 14 games he played for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2018-19 season.
National Team Career
He was a member of the junior national team of Spain.
He helped Spain U20 team to win the bronze medal at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. He was also named to the All-Tournament Team.
He led Spain to the gold medal in 2011, where he was the top scorer and MVP of the tournament.
He led Spain senior team to win a gold medal at the 2015 EuroBasket.
He led Spain to win a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Career Highlights and Awards
2 times EuroLeague Rising Star: (2011, 2012)
2 times Spanish King’s Cup Winner: (2012, 2014)
2 times Spanish Supercup Winner: (2012, 2013)
Spanish ACB League Champion: (2013)
2 times All-EuroLeague Second Team: (2013, 2014)
Spanish ACB League MVP: (2013)
2 times All-ACB Team: (2013, 2014)
Spanish King’s Cup MVP: (2014)
2 times All-EuroLeague Second Team (2013, 2014)
2 times All-ACB Team (2013, 2014)
Spanish League MVP (2013)
Spanish King’s Cup MVP (2014)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2015)
Spanish national team Honors
EuroBasket 2015: Gold
2016 Summer Olympics: Bronze
2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: Bronze
2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: All-Tournament Team
FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship MVP (2011)
2011 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: Gold
2011 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: All-Tournament Team (MVP)
Who is Nikola Mirotic Married to?
Nikola Mirotic is a married man. He is married to Nina Vujacic. The couple got married in 2012. He has a son named Aleksander, born in May 2013.
What are Nikola Mirotic Body Measurements?
Nikola Mirotic stands at a height of 2.08 m i.e. 6 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 250 lbs i.e. 113 kg. He has an athletic body build.
What is Nikola Mirotic Net Worth?
Nikola Mirotic earns from his professional basketball career. His income comes from salary, bonuses, contracts, and endorsements. His reported annual salary is 12.5 million. His net worth is estimated at $22 million at present.