October 26, 2019, 1:41 amNemanja BjelicaPF, Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica started in place of Marvin Bagley on Friday night and put up nine points, seven rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer, but looked terrible in the process.
Bjelica was a swinging gate on defense and the Blazers targeted him relentlessly. He's going to start because of familiarity but the Kings should be able to figure out that he's just not an on-court asset. Until they do, which could be a while given that it's Sacramento, Bjelica and his sneaky good stat set are worth end-of-bench consideration in the 12-14-team range. It won't be exciting but he can get a number of stats on any given night.