Nikola Mirotic is on the move after all.
On Tuesday, it was reported that the New Orleans Pelicans and Chicago Bulls were making a trade. The deal centered around Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic.
Originally, Mirotic was to be sent to New Orleans in exchange for big man Omer Asik and a first-round pick.
However, just as the trade seemed to be finalized, it reportedly "fell apart."
Now, the trade is happening, according to multiple reports. Mirotic will go to New Orleans, with salary playing a major role in the transaction.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Pelicans will guarantee the rest of Mirotic's salary for this season. That will cost more than $12 million guaranteed.
Asik, a future first-rounder and guards Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen are heading to Chicago, though Wojnarowski says Allen is likely to be waived by the Bulls.
Mirotic is averaging 16.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this season.
We'll update this post if any further details emerge.