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Mirotic Shares His Perspective, Confirms He Rejected Jazz's Offer

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 4:34 pm
by Inigo Montoya
Apparently he was supposed to be the first player the Jazz would sign in free agency. He declined a 3 year deal. He didn't want to be just a pick and pop guy who is expected to stand and shoot open shots and contribute 10 points a game. I do think he'd actually have had a much expanded role on the Jazz and would have enjoyed his time on the court. Not that I regret we didn't get him.

Nikola Mirotic Says He Turned Down Three-Year Offer From Jazz Last Offseason
https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/258245/Nikola-Mirotic-Says-He-Turned-Down-Three-Year-Offer-From-Jazz-Last-Offseason

Re: Mirotic Shares His Perspective, Confirms He Rejected Jazz's Offer

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 7:24 pm
by red4hf
Might have been a blessing in disguise for the Jazz..... If that's all he expected to contribute, good thing he turned us down.......

Re: Mirotic Shares His Perspective, Confirms He Rejected Jazz's Offer

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 10:20 pm
by Catchall
So he was on his way to meet with the Jazz, but decided he didn't want to go back to the NBA. Okay. Bogdanovic has worked out just fine.

Re: Mirotic Shares His Perspective, Confirms He Rejected Jazz's Offer

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 7:31 am
by babyjax13
I wasn't excited about Mirotic, and it seemed like a foregone conclusion during the season that we were going to sign him. Glad it worked out for everyone involved.

Re: Mirotic Shares His Perspective, Confirms He Rejected Jazz's Offer

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 5:16 pm
by Denizfeital
Nikola who? We are just fine without him.

I am always suspicious when someone say that he doesn't want to play in the NBA. I mean, you know what is best for you, but sometimes this is just an excuse you give to yourself.

Regards,

Re: Mirotic Shares His Perspective, Confirms He Rejected Jazz's Offer

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 9:05 pm
by KqWIN
I actually think Mirotic is a much better player than Bojan and would have been a better player for the Jazz. Niko was one of my most underrated players in the NBA. He was always a +/- god.

I think in our system, he could have really seen a big boost in his production, not the other way around like he thought.

Re: Mirotic Shares His Perspective, Confirms He Rejected Jazz's Offer

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:21 am
by red4hf
KqWIN wrote:I actually think Mirotic is a much better player than Bojan and would have been a better player for the Jazz. Niko was one of my most underrated players in the NBA. He was always a +/- god.

I think in our system, he could have really seen a big boost in his production, not the other way around like he thought.


I think you're absolutely right, Mirotic could have been very good on the Jazz........

But seeing his attitude, I'm glad it didn't work out......

Re: Mirotic Shares His Perspective, Confirms He Rejected Jazz's Offer

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 3:37 pm
by KqWIN
red4hf wrote:
KqWIN wrote:I actually think Mirotic is a much better player than Bojan and would have been a better player for the Jazz. Niko was one of my most underrated players in the NBA. He was always a +/- god.

I think in our system, he could have really seen a big boost in his production, not the other way around like he thought.


I think you're absolutely right, Mirotic could have been very good on the Jazz........

But seeing his attitude, I'm glad it didn't work out......


Sure, when a guy gets his face broken and nobody on the team blames the one who did it...there's definitely something off with his attitude. On top of that, the Jazz already have bad issues with guys wanting to do more on offense. So Niko having that attitude might have been even more toxic.

On the other hand...Even though everyone seems to love Bogey, Niko is a different player and would have fit more naturally. He could have upped his role with being the black whole that Bogey is.

The Jazz really needed to hit on the player that replaced Favors. Bogey was about as good as you could have hopped for, but I think there was a great deal of upside and underappreciated ability with Mirotic.

Re: Mirotic Shares His Perspective, Confirms He Rejected Jazz's Offer

Posted: Fri Jun 5, 2020 6:02 pm
by MalonesElbows
He's just one of those players that yearned for his homeland. We saw it before with Rudy Fernandez who left to go back to Spain.