If you thought this story couldn't get any more drama-filled, you'd be wrong.
Before the start of the season, during a Chicago Bulls training session, teammates Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis both got into a fistfight, and not just any fistfight, a serious one. Mirotic reportedly had to be hospitalized for his injuries, suffering two broken bones in his face and a concussion at the hands of Portis.
Mirotic was expected to be out for almost a month due to his injuries, and Portis was subsequently suspended 8 games by the Bulls and the NBA for his actions. It was later revealed that Portis texted an apology to Nikola after the fact, but Mirotic didn't want anything to do with his attacker, failing to respond at all.
It turns out though, that the Montenegrin hasn't been responding to anyone from the Bulls organisation since being hospitalized.
That's right, Mirotic has been ignoring all forms of contact from Chicago, and could very well be done with the team after the incident with Portis. He's reportedly weighing up a return to the EuroLeague, a place where he played on and off for five seasons between the years of 2008 and 2014, leaving with averages of 10.6 points and 4.6 rebounds a game.
If Nikola really does end up leaving the Bulls for Europe, his time in the US could be considered a disappointment to most fans. Mirotic came to the NBA in time for the 2014-15, suiting up for the Bulls. The power forward made the Rising Stars game in 2015, but since then, he hasn't improved one bit over his 3-year NBA stint. Mirotic currently holds averages of 10.8 points on 40.9% from the field and 5.3 rebounds a game.
It's unsure when Mirotic will make a decision on his playing future, but it's almost guranteed it won't be in Chicago anymore.