Nemanja Bjelica

Miami Heat 2020-21 player review: Nemanja Bjelica

It’s that time of year: Reviewing the previous season!. It’s now officially the offseason for the Miami Heat, who were swept out of the first round in the NBA playoffs by the Milwaukee Bucks — losing their four games by a combined 82 points. Before we deep dive into everything...
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Heat's Nemanja Bjelica: Joins starting five

Bjelica will start Saturday against the Bucks, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. The 33-year-old hasn't seen game action since April 26, but he'll enter the lineup Saturday with Jimmy Butler (back) sidelined. Bjelica has appeared in only nine games since being acquired by the Heat in late March.

Heat's Nemanja Bjelica: Off injury report

Bjelica (illness) is not listed on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Hornets. Bjelica missed Saturday's game due to a stomach illness, but he's available Sunday. The 32-year-old hasn't been a part of the regular rotation lately.

Heat's Nemanja Bjelica: Role remains small

Bjelica posted one assist in six minutes during Tuesday's 106-86 loss to the Suns. Bjelica has seen just 29 total minutes across the past four games, which includes a DNP-CD. Unless there are significant injuries in Miami's frontcourt, Bjelica will probably continue to see minimal action.

Miami Heat: Nemanja Bjelica fine but sometimes the matchup is just bad

Alfonzo McKinnie #28 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket past Nemanja Bjelica #70 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) The Miami Heat were able to get a win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night, but it wasn’t pretty. Losing Victor Oladipo in the process of salvaging the results of the game, they managed to walk away with a six point victory when it was all said and done.

Heat's Nemanja Bjelica: Hits two threes

Bjelica finished with eight points (3-6 FG, 2-5 3PT), two rebounds and one steal over 17 minutes in a 116-109 win over the Warriors on Thursday. In Bjelica's third game with the Heat, the forward received much more playing time than his previous two games. Trevor Ariza has maintained his spot in the starting rotation over the past week, but Bjelica may get closer to an even split in playing time as he gets more comfortable with his new team.

Heat’s Goran Dragic sees Nemanja Bjelica as ‘so much more’ than just a shooter

Goran Dragic’s previous stint as Nemanja Bjelica’s teammate may have been short-lived, but the Slovenian guard assured that Bjelica will bring more to the Miami Heat than 3-point shooting. Bjelica’s reputation of being an outside-shooting big man is well deserved. He’s shot 38.8 percent from beyond the arc since entering...

Heat's Nemanja Bjelica: Set to make Heat debut Monday

Bjelica will be available for Monday's game against the Knicks, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. After coming over from Sacramento via trade Thursday, BJelica has passed all medical protocols and will be available to make his debut Monday night. The veteran wing was in and out of the Kings' rotation this season, but it was just last season that he averaged 11.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.9 made threes in 27.9 minutes per game -- all career bests. Bjelica likely won't see close to 30 minutes per game, but his stock was boosted when LaMarcus Aldridge opted to sign with the Nets.

Miami Heat: Getting Familiar With Latest Acquisition, Nemanja Bjelica

Miami Heat, Nemanja Bjelica, Avery Bradley, National Basketball Association, Victor Oladipo, Sacramento Kings, Bam Adebayo, Houston Rockets, Pat Riley, Kelly Olynyk. Nemanja Bjelica #8 of the Sacramento Kings drives to the basket against Kelly Olynyk #9 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) For several months, the Miami...

Heat pull off Victor Oladipo, Nemanja Bjelica deals that make them NBA trade deadline's biggest winners again

At the 2020 NBA trade deadline, the Miami Heat almost got Danilo Gallinari. The deal reportedly fell apart because Gallinari wouldn't agree to a one-year extension that would have set him up to be a free agent in the summer of 2021, but Miami still got better that day. In adding forwards Jae Crowder, Andre Iguodala and Solomon Hill from the Memphis Grizzlies, Pat Riley's front office made the Heat more versatile defensively, more potent offensively and even tougher than they already were.