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January 13, 2019, 1:03 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica managed just three points on 1-of-2 shooting, four assists, two steals and one trey over 17 minutes in Saturday's win over the Hornets.
Bjelica came out bad on defense and never really recovered, which has happened from time to time and it hasn't impacted his overall role and fantasy value thus far. But with Harry Giles managing to keep the mistakes to a dull roar, it adds another body that Dave Joerger is giving minutes to. He's still a must-own player as a late-mid round guy on the year, in just under 25 mpg. But he doesn't have unlimited leash and we're keeping a close eye on him.
January 9, 2019, 4:31 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica scored four points on 1-of-4 shooting with five rebounds, two assists and one steal as he saw just 16 minutes on Tuesday against the Suns.
The Suns have a lot of quick and rangy wings they play at the four and the Kings decided not to deploy Bjelica in a strength advantage. While Marvin Bagley is basically back we're not advising a drop of Bjelica at this time. He's been a late-mid round guy in just 24.9 mpg this season.
January 6, 2019, 12:51 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica scored 12 points with nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 5-of-9 from the floor on Saturday night.
It was a solid but unspectacular game from Bjelica, which has been his modus operandi this season. He's still a hold in standard leagues, but Marvin Bagley has been making progress in his return from injury, which will cut into Bjelica's minutes.
January 4, 2019, 12:29 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica put up 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in Thursday's loss to the Nuggets.
Bjelica logged 32 minutes tonight and continues to make hay for owners in 12-team leagues. He's not without his warts but simply plays a lot, so he's going to be worth owning — and likely will even after Marvin Bagley returns. Bagley is expected to be out for another week at least, but his recent upgrade from "out" to "probable" might motivate some of you to try and spin a sell-high move on Bjelica. It's a perfectly rational route.
January 2, 2019, 12:27 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica scored 14 points on 4-of-12 shooting with 16 rebounds, two assists and one block over 36 minutes in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Blazers.
Bjelica hit 1-of-5 treys and 5-of-7 freebies to round out this line. He is a defensive liability and has other random issues but his role on this team is going to keep him above the cut line even when Marvin Bagley returns.
December 28, 2018, 5:05 pmHarry Giles III - F/C - Sacramento Kings
The Kings have sent Harry Giles to the G-League for more reps.
It’s a bit curious that Giles is getting sent down despite announcing Marvin Bagley (knee) will miss two more weeks of action. The Kings are currently tied with the Spurs for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference so are likely more focused on their rank in the standings. Nemanja Bjelica and Willie Cauley-Stein will continue to get heavy run with Kosta Koufos and Justin Jackson there to soak up any minutes that are left.
Source: Jason Jones on Twitter
December 28, 2018, 3:39 pmMarvin Bagley III - F - Sacramento Kings
Marvin Bagley (left knee bone bruise) will need an additional two weeks to recover before resuming basketball activities.
The Kings are in no rush to bring back their most recent draft pick which will hopefully allow Bagley a full recovery. Though talented, Bagley has yet to crack the top-150 for the season and as long as the Kings are battling for the last spot in the West, Bagley looks to have his minutes capped around 24 per game. Nemanja Bjelica gets a reprieve for a few more weeks and is must-own at least until Bagley returns.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
December 28, 2018, 1:34 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, three assists and one block over 28 minutes in the Kings' 117-116 win over the Lakers on Thursday.
Bjelica was targeted by the Lakers and Kyle Kuzma relentlessly but his role is going to be mostly safe even when Marvin Bagley returns, at least for the next few months. He's a must-own player that's on the verge of must-start depending on your league depth.
December 27, 2018, 12:57 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica was the fantasy gift that kept on giving on Wednesday as he dropped 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting (three 3s) with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and four blocks.
Bjlelica thrived in this one as he loaded up on those glorious money counters we all love in fantasy. He's a sell-high candidate considering his downward trend when Marvin Bagley III started performing well earlier in the year, but he's a must-own player and Bagley has no clear timetable for return.
December 22, 2018, 1:31 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica was moved to the bench on Friday but stayed productive with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two threes in 36 minutes.
Regardless of where he begins the games, Bjelica is a standard-league asset while Marvin Bagley is out — he's got another week or so. There's a lot of inconsistency here in general but if it's any consolation, we're not expecting to see him come off the bench in favor of Kosta Koufos again.
December 21, 2018, 9:55 pmNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Kosta Koufos will get the start on Friday night sending Nemanja Bjelica to the bench.
with Marvin Bagley (knee) still out for at least a week, Bjelica should still be able to get close to his usual allotment of minutes. He’s a hold in standard leagues for as long as Bagley out as long as he’s getting 23-25 minutes a game.
Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter
December 20, 2018, 3:20 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica scored 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting (including a three) with six rebounds and one block over 23 minutes in the Kings' 132-113 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday.
Bjelica is an easy top-100 value this season and is an easy must-own player in standard formats. Just do your best to ignore the general inconsistency from night to night.