Bulls rule out Nikola Mirotic (illness) for Thursday

Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic (illness) will not suit up for Thursday's game against the New York Knicks.

What It Means:

Mirotic has averaged 25.8 minutes per game over his last 10, and his absence will allow Doug McDermott to see a big uptick in minutes.

Mirotic is having a rough season, and his 13.2 player efficiency rating and .517 true shooting percentage are both the worst marks of his career. He ranks 240th in the NBA with a -0.4 nERD.