Bjelica recorded 17 points (7-16 FG, 3-7 3Pt), eight rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block across 39 minutes during a 116-111 win over the Wizards on Tuesday. Bjelica was excellent in Tuesday's win as he fell just two rebounds and three assists shy of a triple-double. It also marked his fourth straight game of scoring in double figures. Bjelica is getting hot with Jimmy Butler (knee) sidelined. Over the last five games, he's averaging 15.4 points on 50.9 percent shooting, 8.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.4 three-pointers and 1.2 steals per game.
Bjelica scored a career-high 30 points with 12 rebounds and was 6-of-9 from three-point range in 40 minutes in Thursday's loss to Boston. Bjelica has been getting heavy minutes with the injury to Jimmy Butler and he's been taking more shots as well. Bjelica is averaging 15.5 points with 9 rebounds and is shooting 58.8 percent from three-point range over his last four games.
Bjelica collected 12 points (3-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 45 minutes during Friday's 116-108 loss to Utah. Bjelica saw a career-high 45 minutes of action Friday but failed to accommodate with any spectacular production. The fact that his output was so low in such a vast amount of minutes demonstrates that his value is somewhat capped. He is going to be seeing plenty of court time until Jimmy Butler (knee) returns but he still remains more of a deep league option.
Bjelica managed eight points (4-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 12 rebounds, one steal and one block across 34 minutes in Thursday's 108-99 loss to the Trail Blazers. Bjelica continues to offer solid complementary production alongside the high-usage trio of Jeff Teague, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. Moreover, with Taj Gibson exiting Thursday's contest early due to a hip bruise, Bjelica took on an even bigger rebounding responsibility than usual, which led to a season-high number of boards. The 29-year-old should continue rewarding fantasy owners in deeper season-long formats and daily league players with serviceable scoring and rebounding contributions while Jimmy Butler (knee) remains sidelined, although his offensive production is bound to fluctuate given the caliber of scorers he shares the floor with.
Bjelica registered 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt), seven rebounds, three assists and four steals across 34 minutes in Monday's 118-100 win over the Kings. Bjelica drew another start and made good use of it, posting his first double-digit scoring effort since Jan. 25 in the process. The third-year wing will apparently continue running with the first unit for the foreseeable future in the absence of Jimmy Butler (knee), and although the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns, Jeff Teague and Andrew Wiggins figure to continue doing much of the heavy lifting on offense, he's certainly capable of offering solid production across the stat sheet. As long as he continues to see sufficient minutes, Bjelica could certainly pay off in both season-long and daily formats on a frequent basis.
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