March 23, 2018, 10:21 pmNemanja BjelicaSF/PF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Nemanja Bjelica responded nicely after Tuesday’s two-point dud, hanging 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and three triples on the Knicks.
Bjelica also shot 6-of-8 to cap off a great night at the Garden. He’s slowed down a bit of late with some more frequent clunkers in March but needs to stay in all lineups while Jimmy Butler is on the mend. Despite being a natural power forward, Bjelica has done a commendable job stepping up at the three over the last several weeks and has been a huge waiver pickup for fantasy owners. Taj Gibson continued his fine season by scoring 18 points with seven boards, knocking down all eight of his free throws to give owners an unexpected boost in the category. Minnesota’s gotten some big contributions from unheralded guys to help buoy their playoff odds.