Ahead of possible trades, Mirotic, Evans held out

NBA.com Global on Feb 01, 2018 10:20 AM
Ahead of possible trades, Mirotic, Evans held out
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 11: Nikola Mirotic #44 of the Chicago Bulls blocks a shot by Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics on December 11, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

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One day after rejecting a proposed trade to the Pelicans, the Bulls decided to shut down Nikola Mirotic until a mutually beneficial trade can be worked out ahead of the Feb. 8 (Feb. 9, PHL time) trade deadline.

Mirotic, who has been pushing for a trade out of Chicago since teammate Bobby Portis broke two of his facial bones with a punch on Oct. 17 (Oct. 18, PHL time), is averaging 16.8 points and 6.4 rebounds while knocking down 42.9 percent of his three-point attempts.

Per ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Memphis Grizzlies are doing the same thing to guard Tyreke Evans.

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