Nemanja Bjelica

#8 PF / Minnesota Timberwolves / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-10 Weight: 230 lb Age: 29 College: None

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  • Bjelica (foot) has been upgraded to questionable for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports. Coach Tom Thibodeau mentioned Friday that Bjelica was likely going to miss another week, so despite being upgraded to questionable, there's a good chance Bjelica is ultimately held out. Still, it's encouraging news for his overall recovery, as this likely means a return is forthcoming. Look for another update after Monday's morning shootaround.

  • Coach Tom Thibodeau said Friday that Bjelica (foot) is likely still a week away from returning, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports. Bjelica has missed the last 10 games due to the foot sprain and appears poised to miss at least another three-to-four depending on how he progresses over the next week. Look to Bjelica to potentially return for next Saturday's game in Phoenix.

  • Bjelica (foot) won't play Tuesday against Philadelphia, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Bjelica has missed the last nine games due to a foot injury. According to coach Tom Thibodeau, there is currently no timetable for Bjelica's return. During the 29-year-old's absence, Anthony Brown will likely see a slight increase in playing time.

  • Bjelica (foot) remains without a timetable for a return, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports. "We don't want to put a timetable on it," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "We thought it would be sooner, but when he's healthy, he's healthy. We don't want to go back and forth with it. He has ramped it up conditioning-wise, so that's a good sign. He's a little better." Bjelica continues to work his way back from a sprained right foot and while coach Thibideau indicated that he's ramped up his conditioning of late, it still sounds as if Bjelica is going to miss a few more games at least. Until Bjelica is back to participating in full-contact practices, a return shouldn't be considered forthcoming, though more updates should be provided as he continues to up his participation over the next week or two.

  • Head coach Tom Thibodeau said Bjelica (foot) will not play Sunday against the Mavericks, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Bjelica will miss a ninth straight contest as he continues to work his way back from a sprained left foot. He'll continue to be monitored on a game-to-game basis, with his next chance to return to action coming Tuesday against Philadelphia. In the meantime, Taj Gibson and Gorgui Dieng will continue to pick up power forward minutes in his absence.

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