It came out last weekend that Nikola Mirotic, one of the top players in Europe, was looking to opt out of his contract and come to the U.S. to join the Bulls.
It looks like that's exactly what's going to happen now (h/t PBT):
Source tells HoopsHype Nikola Mirotic's decision to go to Chicago is final. Will pay contract buyout at more than $3 million.— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) July 4, 2014
Mirotic, 23, has been playing for Real Madrid and though he has another year left on his contract with the Spanish squad, he will opt out and join the NBA.
Right now, it's unknown how the Bulls would pay for Mirotic's contract, with the Carmelo Anthony situation still up in the air. The team can commit a maximum of $600,000 toward Mirotic's buyout before the figure starts being added to team salary.
With an amnesty for Carlos Boozer likely coming next week, the Bulls will have more cap room to play around with, but it will take some work to find room for both Melo and Mirotic, if the cards fall that way.