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Nemanja Bjelica
PPG RPG APG
6.2 3.8 1.2
Team: MinnesotaHeight: 6-10 Born: 5/9/1988
Position: PFWeight: 225 Birthplace: Belgrade, Yugoslavia
College: NoneDraft: 2nd Round 5th pick by Wizards (2010)


Latest News
Mar. 15 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST6:23 UAE (+1)03:2322:23 ET8:23 PM CTNaN:� - Bjelica hurt his left ankle Wednesday at Boston and will be sidelined for the rest of the season.
Analysis: Bjelica came into the contest averaging 9.9 points and 7.4 rebounds in the previous eight games. It's a big loss for the Timberwolves as they attempt to make the playoffs.
Mar. 13 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET2:09 GMT10:09 7:09 PM MST9:09 PM EST6:09 UAE (+1)03:0922:09 ET8:09 PM CTNaN:� - Nemanja Bjelica scored 16 points Monday on 6-of-7 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Washington Wizards 119-104. Bjelica grabbed 10 rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +17 in his 28:31 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Bjelica went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
Mar. 11 7:45 PM PT8:45 PM MT9:45 PM CT10:45 PM ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST7:45 UAE (+1)04:4522:45 ET9:45 PM CTNaN:� - Nemanja Bjelica scored eight points Saturday, going 4 of 8 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Milwaukee Bucks 102-95. Bjelica pulled down five rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -6 in his 31:54 on the floor. He added one block.
Mar. 10 7:04 PM PT8:04 PM MT9:04 PM CT10:04 PM ET3:04 GMT11:04 8:04 PM MST10:04 PM EST7:04 UAE (+1)04:0422:04 ET9:04 PM CTNaN:� - Nemanja Bjelica scored 10 points Friday on 4-of-10 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Golden State Warriors 103-102. Bjelica pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 33:33 on the floor. Bjelica went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: The Serbian forward has recorded a double-double in three of his last five games and is beginning to receive more minutes for the improving Timberwolves. Though not a fantasy stalwart, Bjelica could be a useful play in the right matchup.
Mar. 4 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET4:57 GMT12:57 9:57 PM MST11:57 PM EST8:57 UAE05:5723:57 ET10:57 PM CTNaN:� - Nemanja Bjelica scored 12 points Saturday, going 5 of 12 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the San Antonio Spurs 97-90 in overtime. Bjelica grabbed three rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -5 in his 21:10 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Bjelica went 2 of 6 from behind the arc.
Mar. 1 8:40 PM PT9:40 PM MT10:40 PM CT11:40 PM ET4:40 GMT12:40 9:40 PM MST11:40 PM EST8:40 UAE05:4023:40 ET10:40 PM CTNaN:� - Bjelica scored 13 points Wednesday on 4-of-10 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Utah Jazz 107-80. Bjelica grabbed 11 rebounds and had five assists. He added two blocks and one steal. Bjelica went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Bjelica had his second straight double-double and the fifth of his career.
Feb. 28 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET5:19 GMT13:19 10:19 PM MST12:19 AM EST9:19 UAE06:190:19 ET11:19 PM CTNaN:� - Bjelica scored 10 points Monday, going 4 of 15 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Sacramento Kings 102-88. Bjelica pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +27 in his 35:24 on the floor. He tacked on two steals. Bjelica went 2 of 8 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Bjelica's board total is a season high.
Dec. 10 7:16 AM PT8:16 AM MT9:16 AM CT10:16 AM ET15:16 GMT23:16 8:16 AM MST10:16 AM EST19:16 UAE16:1610:16 ET9:16 AM CTNaN:� - Bjelica continues to miss time with an ankle injury.
Analysis: It's unclear if Bejlica, who averages 7 points, will miss any more time.
July 17 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST19:28 UAE17:2811:28 ET10:28 AM CT14:28 - Bjelica will miss the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of a right-foot injury.
Analysis: The injury has been described as an inflamed nerve. Bjelica said the injury needs another three weeks to heal. Bjelica is a longtime pillar of Serbia's team and his absence will be a serious blow to the squad's hopes of gaining a medal.

Regular Season Stats

Per Game
Year Team G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG FG% 3P% FT%
15-16 Min 60 17.9 5.1 3.5 1.4 0.4 0.4 0.8 .468 .384 .727
16-17 Min 65 18.3 6.2 3.8 1.2 0.6 0.3 0.9 .424 .316 .738
Career 125 18.1 5.7 3.6 1.3 0.5 0.3 0.8 .442 .344 .733

Totals
Year Team G Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO Pts
15-16 Min  60 1075 110 235 48 125 40 55 49 210 82 26 21 47 308
16-17 Min  65 1190 151 356 56 177 45 61 57 244 79 40 20 59 403
Career 125 2265 261 591 104 302 85 116 106 454 161 66 41 106 711


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