Aaron Bruski and Dan Besbris break down the best potential weekend streamers from every team with two games left in the week. The guys discuss NBA standings heading down the stretch before a way-too-early look…
April 11, 2019, 1:09 pmNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica made starts, fell out of the rotation and experienced everything in between this season and was able to post top-140/115 per-game value.
Bjelica put up career-highs in terms of games (77) and starts (70), as well as minutes (23.2), points (9.6), rebounds (5.8), assists (1.9), blocks (0.7), 3-pointers (1.3) and field goal percentage (.479). His 0.7 steals per game tied his previous best, too. There were stretches where his defense was unforgivable but the Kings needed a little help in the spacing department and Bjelica gave it to them. His hot and cold streaks meant that he wasn't on rosters from wire to wire, but he did finish as a top-100/90 player in total value. We'll see what happens next year as Sacramento changes their coach yet again, not to mention the continued improvement of the team's younger frontcourt players.
April 8, 2019, 1:22 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica scored 15 points and hit three triples but only added two assists to his stat line in the Kings' 133-129 loss to the Pelicans on Sunday.
Bjelica looks like he doesn't belong on the court and the Kings have him locked up for another year before they'll be able to get rid of him. As for whether he can produce for you in the Kings' final game on Wednesday, he has a puncher's chance at best.
April 5, 2019, 11:50 pmNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica hit just 3-of-10 shots (1-of-4 from deep) for 10 points, three rebounds and one steal over 25 minutes in Friday's blowout loss to the Jazz.
Bjelica looks so bad on film but the Kings don't have anybody else and at the same time he hasn't been able to get in on the action. Still, he has the ability to fire off money counters and boards in a flurry so he's on the radar if you're in need of those.
April 5, 2019, 12:13 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica started on Thursday and scored 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting with two rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Bjelica started, but couldn't buy a bucket from deep, going 1-for-7 from distance. He's going to be inconsistent in terms of production as long as Marvin Bagley (15 points on 7-of-16 shooting with eight boards, an assist and a 3-pointer) is playing. Bagley is the more secure option.
March 31, 2019, 1:36 pmNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjeclia (illness) is not listed on the injury report heading into Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.
Bjelica missed the Kings' last game with this stomach illness but it looks like he should be ready to roll on Sunday night vs. the Spurs. With Harry Giles out and Marvin Bagley questionable, Bjelica could be in for some extra minutes.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 29, 2019, 5:45 pmNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Harry Giles (bruised left thigh) is questionable to play on Saturday vs. the Rockets while Nemanja Bjelica (stomach illness) has been ruled out.
With Marvin Bagley getting so much run there’s not a whole lot of usage available for any other bigs though Willie Cauley-Stein could get a few extra minutes while Kosta Koufos should also see a bit of action.
March 28, 2019, 9:20 pmNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica (stomach illness) is done for Thursday night against the Pelicans.
Bjelica didn't trouble the scorers and had just eight minutes of action going into halftime, so it's obvious that something was bothering him. This should just be an issue short-term. If he's valuable in deeper leagues, he'll probably remain that way the rest of the way.
Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter
March 26, 2019, 11:51 pmNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica managed just eight points on 4-of-6 shooting with six rebounds and four assists over 28 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Mavs.
Bjelica gravitates toward numbers — some of the time. With a nice schedule and a good chance of getting 24-26 mpg the rest of the way, he's a lower-end play with some variance and potential for cash counting stats.
March 25, 2019, 12:06 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica finished Sunday's loss to the Lakers with eight points (4-of-6 shooting), six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 20 minutes of action.
That note we had from Saturday about Bjelica being prone to some duds despite a handy stat set? Here you go. The Kings have four games next week so he'll be right on the lineup borderline for most owners. The bet is that four games, including a quiet performance like this, might still be better than three games from another option. Good luck.
March 24, 2019, 12:58 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica collected 13 points (5-of-10 shooting), a career-high 17 rebounds, five assists, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers on Saturday against the Suns.
Bjelica remains an exploitable player on the defensive end but fantasy owners shouldn't care, as he has a multi-faceted game that can shine in extended run — as it did tonight (36 minutes). He's in the top-150 over the last couple of weeks and is worth a look in 12-team leagues, though it should be noted that he's prone to duds given Sacramento's depth at the four/five spots.
March 22, 2019, 12:33 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica scored six points on 2-of-3 shooting with nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 27 minutes of action on Thursday.
There are some serious issues on defense when Bjelica is on the floor which will cap his minutes played, but coach Joerger loves playing him as much as he can. While he's starting and earning solid minutes he's a valid streaming option for owners in need of boards and peripheral stats as the Kings have another two games this week and a four-game week coming up.