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88 Nemanja Bjelica PF

Minnesota Timberwolves

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Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica: Will skip Olympics due to leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica is nursing a leg injury and won't suit up for Serbia in the 2016 Summer Olympics, Yugobasket reports.

Bjelica will remain in the United States over the next several weeks to receive further treatment on the leg injury, but he should be at full health entering 2016-17. The 6-foot-10 forward's role with the Timberwolves fluctuated throughout his rookie season, and he finished with averages of 5.1 points (on 46.8% shooting), 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists across 17.9 minutes per game in his 60 appearances.

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Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica: Finishes rookie year strong
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Bjelica regained his early-season form and concluded his rookie campaign by averaging 10.0 points on 64.1 percent shooting across seven April games.

Once selected in the 2010 NBA Draft, Bjelica didn't immediately transition into the NBA. Instead, he elected to remain in Serbia where he concluded his Euroleague career as the 2015 MVP. The 27-year-old finally made his NBA debut this season, and introduced himself to the league by drilling multiple treys in five of his first nine appearances. However, a knee injury lead the rookie to miss time, and subsequently fall out of coach Sam Mitchell's rotation. Come April, Bjelica ended his season in the same fashion he started it; the Serbian rejoined the rotation and shot over 63 percent from beyond the arc while averaging 10.0 points per tilt. Though his role for the 2016 season largely depends on who the Timberwolves add to their roster this offseason, as well as whether Kevin Garnett decides to return or not, expect Bjelica to assume his late-season role as a reserve stretch four providing Minnesota with a source of instant offense off the bench.

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Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica: Turns in another double-double Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nemanja Bjelica contributed 11 points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 14 rebounds, and one assist in 29 minutes during the Minnesota Timberwolves ' 129-105 loss to the Rockets on Monday.

Bjelica continues to see increased opportunities lately, and that's two double-doubles in a row for the 27-year-old rookie. Over the last three games, he is averaging 13.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 28 minutes. Wednesday's season finale against the injury-depleted Pelicans provides one final chance for Bjelica to showcase his skills in 2015-16.

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Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica: Contributes double-double off bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nemanja Bjelica contributed 11 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block over 30 minutes in Saturday's 106-105 victory over the Trail Blazers.

The sophomore big man posted double-digit scoring for the third time in the last five games, and hauled in double-digit boards for the first time since way back on Nov. 7 versus the Bulls. Bjelica has seen a nice boost in playing time over the last nine games, even outpacing starter Gorgui Dieng in some games. He could conceivably draw a start in one or both of Minnesota's final two contests.

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Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica: Tallies double-double off bench Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nemanja Bjelica tallied 18 points (6-7 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists over 26 minutes in Thursday's 105-97 victory over the Kings.

The big man was able to receive generous minutes off the bench against one of the more vulnerable frontcourts in the league, facilitating a season-high scoring effort. Bjelica has seen an appreciable uptick in playing time over the last eight games, and saw that trend continue Thursday despite starter Gorgui Dieng also receiving a healthy allotment of minutes. It remains to be seen how coach Sam Mitchell will opt to deploy his frontcourt rotation for the season's remaining games.

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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2015-16Minnesota60107511023546.84812538.4405572.73085.1
TOTAL60107511023546.84812538.4405572.73085.1
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2015-16Minnesota6010752103.5821.4260.4210.347
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-10/240
Birthdate:
5/9/1988
Age:
28
Hometown:
Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Team:
Minnesota Timberwolves
School:
No College
NBA Experience:
1

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