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March 9, 2020 04:04 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Churns out double-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica put up 14 points (6-12 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and a block across 30 minutes Sunday in the Kings' 118-113 loss to the Raptors.

Bjelica had been a standout fantasy performer for about a month-long stretch earlier in the season, when Marvin Bagley missed time or was limited by a sore left foot, but the 31-year-old hasn't been quite as good since Bagley aggravated the injury Jan. 20. Though Bjelica remains locked in as the Kings' clear top option at power forward, he was averaging just 7.5 points and 5.5 boards in the first four games of March before coming through with the double-double Sunday. Even in this relatively good performance, he still failed to knock down a three-pointer. Furthermore, the block was his first since the All-Star break. Bjelica no longer looks like the must-roster option in 12-team leagues that he was earlier this season, especially with the Kings set to play only two games this week.

March 4, 2020 01:28 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Only six points in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica ended with six points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 133-126 victory over Washington.

Bjelica continues his statistical free-fall, struggling to find any rhythm in the win. The playing time has been apparent all season as the Kings have battled through multiple injuries to key players. After a long stretch of meaningful production, Bjelica has fallen off over the past few weeks. In fact, over the past two weeks, he is just the 182nd-ranked player. At this point, his spot on a 12-team roster would be better served for streaming purposes.

March 3, 2020 10:40 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Struggles from distance Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica posted seven points (3-10 FG, 1-6 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal across 24 minutes during Sunday's 106-100 win over the Pistons.

Bjelica regressed after two good games in which he combined for 31 points, 20 rebounds, four assists and two steals. Since the All-Star break, he's averaging 9.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 threes.

February 11, 2020 04:08 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Hits double digits again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica totaled 16 points (6-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and a block in 33 minutes during Monday's loss to the Bucks.

Bjelica continues to be a bright spot in what has amounted to a disappointing season thus far for the Kings. He's on a four-game run of double figures and is getting buckets from across the floor during that stretch. On the year, the 31-year-old's posting 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 threes in 28.5 minutes per contest.

February 9, 2020 10:32 AM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Extends solid scoring run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica notched 15 points (6-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt), six rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in 32 minutes during Saturday's 122-102 win over the Spurs.

Bjelica has scored in double digits in his last three games, a feat he has accomplished in all but five games since the calendar flipped to 2020. He is doing it at an efficient rate as well, as Bjelica is making 61.5 percent of his shots while connecting on 71.4 percent of his threes during that aforementioned three-game run.

February 2, 2020 02:00 AM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Another tough night Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica had nine points (3-8 FG, 3-8 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and one block in 30 minutes during Saturday's 129-113 loss to the Lakers.

Bjelica struggled again Saturday, continuing to trend in the wrong direction. His minutes are all but assured with Marvin Bagley (foot) apparently unable to stay healthy despite barely playing this season. After a few sub-par performances, Bjelica could be dropped in a few leagues. If that is the case and you have a spare roster spot, he should be added given he remains in a favorable situation.

January 30, 2020 05:08 AM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Goes scoreless in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica had zero points (0-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and five assists in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 120-100 loss to the Thunder.

Bjelica failed to score Wednesday, barely contributing despite playing 24 minutes. This was arguably his worst performance of the season and was a real blow for those who had him active on a relatively low-volume day. As long as Richaun Holmes (shoulder) and Marvin Bagley (foot) are out, Bjelica is going to see plenty of run and owners should not be panicking after one poor performance.

January 28, 2020 03:00 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Turns in statistical gem
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica ended with 20 points (7-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, eight assists, three blocks and two steals in 41 minutes during Monday's 133-129 overtime victory over the Timberwolves.

Bjelica turned the screws on his former team, putting up arguably the best all-around line of his career and helping the Kings rally from 20 points down in the final quarter. He's been exceptional thus far in January, posting averages of 15.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.4 triples and 1.2 steals in 33.0 minutes this month while shooting 53.5 percent from the field. Until the Kings get both Richaun Holmes (shoulder) and Marvin Bagley (foot) back from injury, Bjelica looks like a clear must-roster player in standard leagues.

January 23, 2020 11:04 AM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: One rebound shy of double-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica scored 14 points (6-12 FG, 1-4 3PT, 1-1 FT) and added nine rebounds, five assists and one steal in 29 minutes during Wednesday's 127-106 loss to Detroit.

Bjelica extended his double-digit point streak to seven with the effort and came just one rebound shy of his fourth double-double this month. On the year, the 31-year-old is averaging 12.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

January 20, 2020 10:08 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Scores 22 in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica had 22 points (8-13 FG, 2-6 3PT, 4-4 FT), six rebounds and three assists in Monday's loss to Miami.

Bjelica played through a minor ankle issue to finish with his sixth straight double-digit scoring outing. While the Kings suffered a fifth consecutive loss, Bjelica continues to have some fantasy appeal as a player who's been locked into a 30-plus-minute-per-night role of late.

January 20, 2020 04:12 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Good to go Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica (ankle) is available Monday against the Heat.

Bjelica has been dealing with a sprained right ankle recently but will continue to play through the issue. Over his last five games, the veteran forward is averaging 17.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals in 36.0 minutes.

January 19, 2020 10:56 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Probable with sprained ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica is considered probable for Monday's game against the Heat.

Bjelica is dealing with a minor ankle sprain but the team isn't expecting him to miss Monday's contest. He's played at least 33 minutes in each of the last five games, and he's scored in double figures in all five, including a 34-point outburst in a win over Orlando on Jan. 13.

January 19, 2020 04:04 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Sees big minutes again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica (ankle) scored 10 points (3-4 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes Saturday in the Kings' 123-101 loss to the Jazz.

Bjelica has been labeled probable ahead of the Kings' last few games, but as that designation implies, he's never been in serious risk of missing any of those contests. So long as Richaun Holmes (shoulder) is sidelined, Bjelica should continue to benefit from heavy minutes at power forward while Marvin Bagley operates as the Kings' primary center. Bjelica is averaging 17.2 points while shooting 55 percent from the field and 55.2 percent from three-point range over the Kings' past five games.

January 18, 2020 08:36 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica (ankle) is available Saturday against the Jazz.

As expected, Bjelica will continue to play through a sprained right ankle. Over the past 10 games, he's averaging 15.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steal in 31.5 minutes.

January 17, 2020 06:04 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Probable Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica (ankle) is probable for Saturday's tilt against the Jazz.

Bjelica continues to be listed as probable without missing time. Over the past 10 games, he's averaging 15.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steal in 31.5 minutes.

January 15, 2020 09:44 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Available Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica (ankle) is available for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks

The 31-year-old was considered probable while dealing with the right ankle sprain, but he'll be suiting up Wednesday as expected. Bjelica has started the last nine games and all but three games this season, and he figures to be in the starting five again versus Dallas.

January 14, 2020 08:44 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Probable Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica (ankle) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

Bjelica has been dealing with a right ankle sprain recently, but it hasn't kept him off the court. He's playing well through six January games, averaging 15.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steal while hitting 51.4 percent of his triples.

January 14, 2020 02:24 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Puts up career-high 34 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica (ankle) registered a career-high 34 points (13-16 FG, 8-10 3Pt) to go with seven rebounds, two assists and two steals across 33 minutes in Monday's 114-112 loss to the Magic.

Though Bjelica has been nursing an ankle issue for just under a week, the sharpshooting forward certainly wasn't inhibited by the injury in what was a dazzling offensive display. Of course, Bjelica's 80-plus percent marks from the field and three-point range are in no way repeatable moving forward, but the 31-year-old at least looks like he'll have the opportunity to play ample minutes for the foreseeable future, even with Marvin Bagley (foot) back in the fold. With top center Richaun Holmes (shoulder) likely out through the rest of January, Bagley is expected to see most of his minutes at the five, clearing the way for Bjelica to continue in his role as a floor-stretching power forward.

January 13, 2020 09:16 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica (ankle) is starting Monday's game against Orlando, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports.

Bjelica has been dealing with an ankle injury, but after faring well in morning shootaround, the team has cleared him for action. He's coming off a double-double Friday against the Bucks.

January 13, 2020 10:00 PM
Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Makes it through shootaround
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjelica (ankle) was able to participate in Monday's shootaround, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Bjelica is on track to play Monday, though he'll remain a probable designation until the team makes his availability official. The 31-year-old suffered a minor ankle injury during last Tuesday's win over the Suns, but he has toughed it out since and managed to play 40 minutes in Friday's loss to Milwaukee.

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