|Date of Birth||5/9/1988|
|Height, Weight||6'10", 234 lbs|
|Drafted||2010 - Rd 2|
Bjelica compiled 14 points (6-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 123-121 loss to the Nets.
Bjelica bucked the recent trend by playing 28 minutes Tuesday, finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds. He had been trending down prior to Tuesday and this performance was certainly not expected. Both teams went small which factored into the increased playing time and owners should not get too excited about his outlook.
Bjelica had just eight points, five rebounds, and two assists in 18 minutes during Sunday's 129-102 victory over the Bulls.
Bjelica remained in the starting lineup Sunday but had just eight points in 18 minutes. He has been trending up with Marvin Bagley on the sidelines but has predictably regressed over the past three games. Bagley will remain on a minutes cap for at least a couple more games, however, there is no reason to hold onto Bjelica and streaming his spot makes much more sense.
Bjelica will start at power forward Thursday against Boston, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Bjelica has come off the bench in each of his previous five contest, but he'll draw the start Thursday with Harrison Barnes shifting to small forward and Bogdan Bogdanovic set to come off the bench. Bjelica is averaging 9.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in his last five starts.
Bjelica finished with 15 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and a steal over 36 minutes in the Kings' loss to the Wizards on Monday.
Bjelica had a strong double-double in Monday's loss, shooting better than 50.0 percent from the field and from three in the process. Although he's fallen out of the starting lineup, he's played 29.8 minutes per game over his last four contests and produced a double-double in each of his last two, showing that he can still be productive in a complementary role.
Bjelica scored 13 points (5-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 29 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 102-94 win over the Knicks.
After getting three DNPs in a four-game span at the end of February, the 30-year-old has worked his way back into the frontcourt rotation in March due to Marvin Bagley's knee injury. Bjelica now has six double-doubles on the season, and while he might have some short-term fantasy value in deeper formats, his role will shrink again once Bagley is healthy.