CHICAGO (CBS) — The Bulls start the week two spots out of the Eastern Conference playoffs – but they hope that adding Nikola Vucevic and three other players at the trade deadline will push them into the postseason.'Autism Database' Seeks To Help Provide Help When Special Needs Kids Get Lost Or Go Missing
He is under contract through the 2023 season.
The 30-year-old Montenegrin grew up watching the Bulls, and hopes to help build them back into an NBA power.
“Growing up, I think like obviously many people, I was a big Bulls fan because of (Michael) Jordan and all the success they had at that time. And I was just obsessed with Jordan, and Jordan gear, and everything that came with it. I was lucky that my dad, you know, he played professionally, so he had access to a lot of the stuff,” Vucevic said.
On Saturday, the Bulls tweeted a photo of Vucevic as a boy bedecked in Bulls gear – including Air Jordan 9’s.READ MORE: Cook County, Indiana Will Pause Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Amid CDC, FDA Review
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“I guess it was meant to be in a way,” he said.
The Bulls wasted no time on trade deadline day Thursday in getting Vucevic and forward Al-Faroq Aminu from the Orlando Magic.MORE NEWS: Man Lost Everything As He Waited On Callback From Illinois Department Of Employment Security That Never Came
The Bulls haven’t had two All-Stars on the team in five years.