Nemanja Bjelica

Nemanja Bjelica (MIN) “Professor Big Shots” ad

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MIN Forward: 6’10, 240 lbs; 3rd year, Serbia 

 NBA Role: scoring forward • UnderDOG

Nemanja Bjelica is a Serbian four man w/ a bevy of skills offensively – polished beyond his years; a 6’10 forward who can put the ball down (in a pinch) and shoot, Bjelica gives Tom Thibodeau a ton of flexibility up front; great feel for the game: active after setting screens – Nemanja rolls hard to the cup or pops out for 3s; still adjusting to NBA speed on D but has shown decent ability defending stretch fours; good passer, could have more opportunities to make plays moving forward; another potential crusher for the Wolves – Bjelica can stretch the floor, is versatile enough to fit right in w/ whatever lineup Thibs deploys – ideal complement for Andrew Wiggins & KAT?

DOG Status: UnderDOG

Signature Shot: quick 3-pointer

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 72


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 5.7 points/game, 3.6 rebounds/game, 44% FG
  • Name is pronounced: nee-mahn-yah bee-uh-leetz-ah