November 11, 2018, 1:24 amNemanja BjelicaF, Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica hit just 1-of-6 shots for two points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal over 26 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Lakers.
Bjelica got torched repeatedly by the Lakers and offensively he was easily bottled up. He was running at an absurd top-20 rate for some time but teams were basically ignoring him and letting him do whatever he wanted. Now he's regressing with the shooting and teams are approaching him correctly, which has sort of been the book on him. He's in a good spot to rack up numbers in Sacto's fast games, but overall talent level and baseline expectations are starting to come into view. Evaluating him as more of a late round guy with upside is the smarter play.