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The Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers have interest in trading for Chicago Bulls stretch forward Nikola Mirotic, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune and New York Times.
ESPN reported Monday that the Bulls are planning to trade Mirotic, who is intrigued with the Jazz and their head coach, Quin Snyder.
Mirotic is eligible to be moved after Jan. 15 and prefers to join a playoff team.
The Pistons have joined Utah in expressing trade interest for Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, according to league sources
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 9, 2018
Can confirm Pistons have shown preliminary interest in Mirotic, per source. @TheSteinLine 1st. Also told Portland could join mix with Jazz and Pistons. Bulls motivated to get 1st round pick for Niko.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) January 9, 2018
The Bulls are 11-7 since Mirotic returned from the facial injuries he suffered after teammate Bobby Portis punched him in the face during training camp.
On the season (17 games), Mirotic is averaging 17.4 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 48.6 percent from the field and 46.5 percent from three. He signed a two-year, $27 million deal to remain with the Bulls this past summer.