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Nemanja Bjelica

29-Year-Old       Minnesota Timberwolves

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

7.6

REB

3.0

AST

0.8

STL

0.6

BLK

0.2

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Bjelica’s second year in the league wasn’t much different as his first, as he garnered just 18.3 minutes, providing 6.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. The 29-year-old also shot just 42.4 percent from the field and 31.6 percent from deep last season compared t...

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HT: 6' 10"   WT: 240 lbs   DOB: 1/1/1988  College: Serbia   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #35 Overall in 2010   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nemanja Bjelica Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $11.7 million contract with the Timberwolves in July of 2015.

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Bjelica scored 11 points with four rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and was 1-of-2 from three-point range in 22 minutes in Wednesday's win over San Antonio.

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Nemanja Bjelica NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2015-16 27 MIN 60 17.9 5.1 3.5 1.4 0.4 0.4 0.8 46.8 72.7 0.8 0.8 2.7 2.1 38.4 1.8 3.9 0.7 0.9
2016-17 28 MIN 65 18.3 6.2 3.8 1.2 0.6 0.3 0.9 42.4 73.8 0.9 0.9 2.9 2.7 31.6 2.3 5.5 0.7 0.9
2017-18 29 MIN 16 15.8 7.6 3.0 0.8 0.6 0.2 1.3 59.2 91.7 0.8 0.5 2.5 2.4 52.6 2.8 4.8 0.7 0.8
Rest Of Season Projections 29 MIN 61 18.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Nemanja Bjelica
2017-18 Projections 29 MIN 64 15.8 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Nemanja Bjelica

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nemanja Bjelica NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 4 15.5 7.5 3.3 1.0 0.3 0.3 1.0 61.9 0.0 0.5 0.8 2.5 2.0 50.0 3.3 5.3 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 6 16.0 6.5 3.5 1.0 0.5 0.2 0.8 53.1 0.0 0.5 0.8 2.7 2.3 35.7 2.8 5.3 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 14 16.1 7.3 2.9 0.9 0.6 0.2 1.2 60.3 90.0 0.9 0.4 2.4 2.4 50.0 2.7 4.5 0.6 0.7
Last 5 Games 5 16.4 7.2 4.0 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.8 57.1 0.0 0.6 1.0 3.0 2.2 36.4 3.2 5.6 0.0 0.0
Last 10 Games 10 15.9 7.1 3.4 0.9 0.8 0.2 1.0 60.9 83.3 0.9 0.5 2.9 2.1 47.6 2.8 4.6 0.5 0.6

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Nemanja Bjelica
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Nov 19 DET 97-100 15 7 2 1 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 1 2 1 1 1
Nov 17 @DAL 87-111 12 7 3 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 2 1 2 1
Nov 15 SAS 98-86 22 11 4 2 1 1 0 5 9 0 0 1 2 1 3 4
Nov 13 @UTA 98-109 13 5 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 4 2
Nov 11 @PHO 118-110 20 6 7 1 1 0 1 3 7 0 0 0 3 2 5 3
Nov 8 @GSW 125-101 14 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 1 1
Nov 5 CHA 112-94 19 5 3 1 1 0 2 1 2 3 4 0 0 0 3 1
Nov 4 DAL 112-99 15 6 4 2 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 4 3
Nov 1 @NOP 98-104 14 12 4 0 2 0 2 5 6 0 0 2 3 0 4 4
Oct 30 @MIA 122-125 15 9 2 0 2 0 1 3 4 2 2 1 2 0 2 3
Oct 27 OKC 119-116 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
Oct 25 @DET 122-101 24 7 3 1 0 0 0 2 5 2 2 1 3 1 2 0
Oct 24 IND 107-130 26 18 1 2 1 1 2 6 10 2 2 4 8 0 1 0
Oct 22 @OKC 113-115 9 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
Oct 20 UTA 100-97 13 10 5 0 0 0 1 4 5 0 0 2 2 1 4 3
Oct 18 @SAS 107-99 13 9 3 1 0 0 0 3 8 2 2 1 2 1 2 0
Nemanja Bjelica Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Nemanja Bjelica – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#3 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #3 Small Forward

1.  Taj Gibson

2.  Gorgui Dieng

3.  Nemanja Bjelica

4.  Andrew Wiggins

Minnesota Timberwolves

True Shooting Percentage

74.4%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Nemanja Bjelica has a true shooting percentage of 74.4%.

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Nemanja Bjelica NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2015-16 27 MIN 60 36.0 10.3 7.0 2.7 0.9 0.7 1.6 46.8 72.7 1.6 1.6 5.4 4.2 38.4 3.7 7.9 1.3 1.8
2016-17 28 MIN 65 36.0 12.2 7.4 2.4 1.2 0.6 1.7 42.4 73.8 1.8 1.7 5.7 5.4 31.6 4.6 10.8 1.4 1.8
2017-18 29 MIN 16 36.0 17.3 6.9 1.9 1.3 0.4 2.9 59.2 91.7 1.9 1.1 5.7 5.4 52.6 6.4 10.9 1.6 1.7
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Nemanja Bjelica NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2015-16 27 MIN 60 1075 308 210 82 26 21 48 46.8 72.7 47 49 161 125 38.4 110 235 40 55
2016-17 28 MIN 65 1190 403 244 79 40 20 56 42.4 73.8 59 57 187 177 31.6 151 356 45 61
2017-18 29 MIN 16 252 121 48 13 9 3 20 59.2 91.7 13 8 40 38 52.6 45 76 11 12
Rest Of Season Projections 29 MIN 61 1097 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Nemanja Bjelica
2017-18 Projections 29 MIN 64 1011 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Nemanja Bjelica

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Nemanja Bjelica NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2015-16 27 MIN 60 17.9 59.4 57.0 21.1 12.1 1.7 7.7
2016-17 28 MIN 65 18.3 52.6 50.3 15.2 11.3 1.3 7.8
2017-18 29 MIN 16 15.8 74.4 72.4 12.1 12.1 1.0 9.3
Rest Of Season Projections 29 MIN 61 18.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Nemanja Bjelica
2017-18 Projections 29 MIN 64 15.8 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Nemanja Bjelica

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nemanja Bjelica: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bjelica scored six points with four rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes in Saturday's win over Dallas. He made both three-point attempts. Head coach Tom Thibodeau said he's trying to find ways to get Bjelica more playing time, TheAthletic.com reports.

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Bjelica scored nine points with two rebounds and two steals in 15 minutes in Monday's win at Miami.

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Bjelica scored nine points with three rebounds and was 1-of-2 from three-point range over 13 minutes in Wednesday's loss at San Antonio.

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Bjelica scored 11 points in 20 minutes and was 2-of-3 from three-point range in Wednesday's preseason win over Golden State in China.

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Bjelica scored three points with four rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes in Saturday's preseason win over the Lakers.

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Bjelica (foot) will attempt to play in Saturday's preseason contest against the Lakers, Kyle Ratke of the Timberwolves' official site reports.

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Bjelica (foot) feels 'healthy' and 'well' but needs to confer with the team's training staff before determining if he will play Saturday's against the Lakers during the preseason opener, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Bjelica (foot) returned to practice Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He did well. He did contact. He did almost everything today," said head coach Tom Thibodeau.

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Bjelica (foot) has remained limited to non-contact work in the weeks leading up to training camp, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports. "I'm doing everything but contact," Bjelica said. "I think I'll be ready for the [start of the] season."

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Bjelica (foot) is set to undergo surgery Tuesday to address a fractured navicular bone.

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Bjelica (foot) has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

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Bjelica (ankle) was wearing a walking boot and required crutches when he exited the locker room following Wednesday's game, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Coach Tom Thibodeau indicated that Bjelica is slated for an MRI on Thursday.

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2016-17

Though he was first selected in the 2010 NBA Draft, Bjelica didn't immediately transition into the NBA. Instead, he elected to remain in Serbia to hone his craft, and ended his Euroleague career as the 2015 MVP of the league. The 27-year-old finally made his NBA debut this season, and introduced himself to the league by drilling multiple triples in five of his first nine appearances. However, a knee injury ended up providing a roadblock in the rookie's season, and he subsequently fell out of coach Sam Mitchell's rotation before reemerging in April. Bjelica then sat out the 2016 Summer Olympics while recovering from a leg injury. He may get a boost from new head coach Tom Thibodeau as his three-point shooting could get him significant minutes as one of the top front court options off the bench.

2015-16

Bjelica is entering his first season in the NBA after being brought over from Turkey this offseason. As a 6-10 small forward, Bjelica has intriguing size for his position and should challenge for spot minutes at both forward slots for Minnesota in 2015-16. Bjelica's averages for 2014-15 were 12.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 28 minutes per game. He shot 35 percent on three-pointers for his European club last season, while making 0.9 three-pointers per game, so a stretch-four role is not out of the question for the first-year-player, should he earn one. Bjelica also has the reputation as a point-forward in Europe, despite only 1.9 assists last season in Turkey, so it's possible he has some playmaking upside as well. There will be an adjustment to professional ball in the United States, but it will be worth watching Bjelica in training camp, as his skill set could make him an interesting prospect should he carve out a role with the Timberwolves.