Nemanja Bjelica Stats
- Height / Weight
- 82 / 234 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/9/1988 (33)
Nemanja Bjelica Last 10 Games
Nemanja Bjelica News
Former Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica is heading to the Miami Heat. Miami will send forward Maurice Harkless and forward Chris Silva to Sacramento in the deal. Bjelica is having a shaky season and has played just 16.9 minutes per game, though he gives the Heat a solid stretch-four to help space the floor. The 32-year-old had a career year as a scorer, three-point shooter, and rebounder last season- though those numbers may be hard to duplicate considering he's likely to slot in behind Kelly Olynyk in Miami's rotation.
Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica entered Thursday as the NBA player who had played the most minutes in the 2020-21 season without recording a steal. That changed against the Miami Heat, as Bjelica same away with a pair of them. But the highlight of his night has to be the team-high 25 points he scored, going 11-for-21 from the field and 2-for-9 from deep. He also added eight rebounds and three assists. The Kings are currently missing multiple frontcourt pieces, including starting center Richaun Holmes (knee). If Holmes isn't back for the game against Chicago on Saturday, expect Bjelica to have another shot to post strong numbers.
Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica had a nice outing in Friday's loss to Orlando, picking up 15 points, nine rebounds, and six assists in 28 minutes of action off the bench. He made his first appearance in a month after falling out of favor with head coach Luke Walton. According to reports, both parties are interested in a trade, so Bjelica likely won't be wearing the Kings jersey anymore soon. Until then, Bjelica could enjoy Sunday's meeting with the Grizzlies as well, as the Kings are currently without a number of guys, including Marvin Bagley III (calf), whose injury opened up frontcourt minutes.
Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica looks to have fallen out of the rotation, but the team reportedly says he is missing time due to personal reasons. Head coach Luke Walton said Bjelica would return to the rotation at some point, but who knows when that will be. He has not play well this season and the Kings have younger forwards who they plan to develop for the future. It sounds like Bjelica's days in Sacramento are numbered. However, it's unlikely he'll be able to produce reliable fantasy value elsewhere, so he can remain on the waiver wire until further notice.