Nemanja Bjelica exacted some revenge on Wednesday with 25 points, five rebounds, four 3-pointers, three assists and two blocks in a win vs. Minnesota.
Advice: Bjelica must be pleased with his decision as a free agent this summer. He landed a three-year, $20.5 million contract in a tight market, has started all 26 games for Sacramento, and tonight's win helped the Kings assume the No. 8 seed in the West (Minnesota is tied for No. 13). Bjelica has been a worthwhile fantasy option overall this season, but reduced minutes (29 tonight, but just 22.2 in November) make him hard to trust in most 10- and 12-team formats.
Nemanja Bjelica scored 25 points Wednesday, going 9 of 15 from the field, as the Sacramento Kings topped the Minnesota Timberwolves 141-130. Bjelica pulled down five rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +14 in his 28:31 of playing time. He added two blocks. Bjelica went 4 of 9 from behind the arc.
Nemanja Bjelica scored six points Monday, going 3 of 7 from the field, as the Sacramento Kings topped the Chicago Bulls 108-89. Bjelica grabbed six rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 21:16 of playing time. He added one block.
Nemanja Bjelica scored six points Saturday, going 2 of 6 from the field, as the Sacramento Kings fell to the Indiana Pacers 107-97. Bjelica pulled down 12 rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -1 in his 27:04 of playing time. He added one steal.
Nemanja Bjelica had 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes during Friday's road win.
Advice: Bjelica hadn't played 30 minutes in a game since Oct. 30, a span of 16 games, and it's surprising that his playing time spiked the same night Marvin Bagley (back) returned from injury. He's been a pleasant surprise this season and is worth owning in deeper leagues, but most owners should look for more reliable options unless Bjelica's playing time settles in the 28-30 range -- we're not holding our breath.
Nemanja Bjelica scored 13 points Friday on 6-of-8 shooting as the Sacramento Kings topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-110. Bjelica grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +35 in his 29:46 on the floor. Bjelica went 1 of 2 from behind the arc.
Nemanja Bjelica played 21 minutes and hit 1-of-3 shots for two points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's easy win over the Suns.
Advice: This game was over early, as the Kings opened up a 36-9 first-quarter lead, but Bjelica still got his normal minutes. He just didn't do anything with them. He had scored in double figures in his previous three games in fewer minutes, and is still worth a fantasy look for however long Marvin Bagley is out with his back injury, but tonight was clearly a disappointment.
Nemanja Bjelica scored two points Tuesday on 1-of-3 shooting as the Sacramento Kings defeated the Phoenix Suns 122-105. Bjelica grabbed seven rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 20:55 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.