Bjelica (illness) put up 10 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and six rebounds in 26 minutes Sunday in the Kings' 113-106 win over the Spurs.
Bjelica missed the front end of the Kings' back-to-back set Saturday against the Rockets, but reclaimed his usual spot in the starting five in his return. The Kings held top backup Marvin Bagley (illness) out Sunday, so there's some risk of Bjelica seeing his minutes take a hit if both players are available in Tuesday's rematch with Houston.
Bjelica (illness) will not play in Saturday's game against the Rockets, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.
Bjelica left Thursday's game against New Orleans early due to the illness, and it is still affecting him enough to keep him sidelined. With Harry Giles (thigh) also sidelined, look for Marvin Bagley to see some extra run, while Caleb Swanigan could also get some work.
Bjelica has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's game against New Orleans due to illness, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.
Bjelica recorded a rebound and failed to score (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) in eight minutes of action prior to being ruled out. Marvin Bagley and Caleb Swanigan should be in line for more minutes with Bjelica shelved.
Bjelica put up 13 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 17 rebounds, five assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 36 minutes in Saturday's 112-103 win over the Suns.
Saturday's game was by far Bjelica's best effort since regaining a starting role for the Kings two weeks ago. Even as a starter, Bjelica's minutes and totals are often eclipsed by Marvin Bagley's effort off the bench, but the 30-year old big man got hot early and stayed on the court. Bagley's presence compromises his fantasy value and makes him a risky frontcourt play.
Bjelica compiled 14 points (6-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 123-121 loss to the Nets.
Bjelica bucked the recent trend by playing 28 minutes Tuesday, finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds. He had been trending down prior to Tuesday and this performance was certainly not expected. Both teams went small which factored into the increased playing time and owners should not get too excited about his outlook.
Bjelica had just eight points, five rebounds, and two assists in 18 minutes during Sunday's 129-102 victory over the Bulls.
Bjelica remained in the starting lineup Sunday but had just eight points in 18 minutes. He has been trending up with Marvin Bagley on the sidelines but has predictably regressed over the past three games. Bagley will remain on a minutes cap for at least a couple more games, however, there is no reason to hold onto Bjelica and streaming his spot makes much more sense.
Bjelica will start at power forward Thursday against Boston, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Bjelica has come off the bench in each of his previous five contest, but he'll draw the start Thursday with Harrison Barnes shifting to small forward and Bogdan Bogdanovic set to come off the bench. Bjelica is averaging 9.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in his last five starts.
Bjelica finished with 15 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and a steal over 36 minutes in the Kings' loss to the Wizards on Monday.
Bjelica had a strong double-double in Monday's loss, shooting better than 50.0 percent from the field and from three in the process. Although he's fallen out of the starting lineup, he's played 29.8 minutes per game over his last four contests and produced a double-double in each of his last two, showing that he can still be productive in a complementary role.
Bjelica scored 13 points (5-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 29 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 102-94 win over the Knicks.
After getting three DNPs in a four-game span at the end of February, the 30-year-old has worked his way back into the frontcourt rotation in March due to Marvin Bagley's knee injury. Bjelica now has six double-doubles on the season, and while he might have some short-term fantasy value in deeper formats, his role will shrink again once Bagley is healthy.
Bjelica (coach's decision) failed to see any action in Thursday's 125-123 loss to the Warriors.
Bogdan Bogdanovic moved into the starting five on the while Harrison Barnes shifted over to power forward on the top unit, resulting in Bjelica heading to the bench for the first time since December. There was some thought that coach Dave Joerger might have tweaked the starting five to create a better matchup versus Golden State, but Joerger revealed after the contest that he would stick with the same lineup moving forward. If that's the case, Bjelica will likely find himself out of the rotation entirely in most games, as the Kings have little incentive to reduce the playing time for reserve rookie big men Marvin Bagley and Harry Giles.
Bjelica will come off the bench Thursday against Golden State, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Bjelica has been shifted to a bench role after Bogdan Bogdanovic was named in the starting lineup. Bjelica is averaging 9.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in his previous five contests, but the Kings will go with a new look to kick off the second half of the season.
Bjelica tallied seven points (3-7 FG, 1-5 3Pt), three rebounds, and one steal in 21 minutes during Monday's 127-112 victory over San Antonio.
Bjelica ended Monday's game with just seven points in 21 minutes. He has scored in single-figures in 11 of his past 13 games and his time in the starting unit could soon come to an end. Marvin Bagley is firing on all cylinders at the moment and if you are holding onto Bjelica in any 12-team leagues, he can safely be dropped.
Bjelica put up 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt), eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes Wednesday in the Kings' 135-113 win over the Hawks.
While this was a quality outing for Bjelica, it was only the second time he's reached double figures in the scoring column over his last 11 games. Perhaps more troubling for his fantasy prospects is the fact that he's only cleared 25 minutes on two occasions during that span, as coach Dave Joerger has made finding run for No. 2 overall pick Marvin Bagley more of a priority. With Bagley thriving of late in the expanded role, Bjelica seems unlikely to return to the high level of production he displayed throughout October.
Bjelica chipped in 17 points (6-10 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 1-3 FT), 11 rebounds, three blocks, two assists, and one steal in 33 minutes during Friday's 99-96 win over the Grizzlies.
Bjelica returned to the lineup following a one-game absence with a back injury. However, the ailment showed no signs of lingering, as Bjelica tallied his fifth double-double and fifth showing with at least four made threes through 48 appearances. The 30-year-old forward recorded only seven double-doubles through his first three seasons (192 appearances), which he could end up surpassing in this season alone. Moreover, Bjelica is maintaining career-high per-game averages in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, made threes, and minutes while connecting on career-best shooting percentages from the field and beyond the arc.
Bjelica will start Friday against the Grizzlies, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Bjelica missed Tuesday's game against Toronto due to a back injury, but he's feeling well enough to play and return to the starting lineup Friday, pushing Marvin Bagley back to the bench. Over his past eight appearances, Bjelica is averaging 3.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 17.5 minutes.
Bjelica (back) was removed from the Kings' injury report ahead of Friday's game against the Grizzlies.
Bjelica missed his first game of the season Tuesday in Toronto due to his back injury, but the Kings may have just exercising precaution with him more than anything for the second half of the back-to-back set. Though Bjelica has served as the Kings' starting power forward for much of the season, his production has been on the downswing in January and his job security on the top unit might be waning. It didn't help Bjelica's case that rookie Marvin Bagley put up a big line (22 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 38 minutes) in Tuesday's contest while the veteran sat out.
Bjelica (back) will not play Tuesday against the Raptors, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
It turns out Bjelica will be forced to miss at least one game as he nurses a tight lower back. Look for Marvin Bagley and Justin Jackson to benefit from increased run with Bjelica sidelined. The 30-year-old will have a trio of days to rest and recover before his next chance to play, which comes Friday against the Grizzlies.
Bjelica is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Raptors due to lower-back tightness.
It's unknown when Bjelica suffered the injury, but his status for Tuesday's contest is in doubt after being added to Sacramento's most recent injury report. If Bjelica can't go, expect either Marvin Bagley or Justin Jackson to get the call at power forward.
Bjelica compiled four points (2-7 FG, 0-4 3Pt), six rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 21 minutes during Monday's 115-107 win over the Trail Blazers.
Bjelica has scored four points or less in four of the last five games, with the exception being a seven-point effort across 25 minutes. On the bright side, Bjelica continues to provide solid rebounding and assist numbers, grabbing at least five boards in 12 of the last 14 games while dishing at least a pair of dimes in 11 straight. Bjelica helps facilitate offensive floor spacing, so his spot in the starting lineup seems safe going forward.
Bjelica ended with 14 points (4-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 16 rebounds, two assists, and one block in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 113-108 loss to Portland.
Bjelica pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds Tuesday, adding 14 points to record his fourth double-double of the season. His playing time continues to fluctuate from night to night and is typically based around how he is shooting the ball and the play of those around him. He is the 75th ranked player for the season and despite some inconsistencies, he is worth rostering in all formats.
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