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Nemanja Bjelica
Nemanja Bjelica
Position: F-G
Born: 05/09/88
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $0
Not surprisingly, forward Nemanja Bjelica’s transition from European basketball to the NBA has included a nightly course on what constitutes a foul. It is a traditional rite of passage for players coming from overseas, time spent picking up foul after frustrating foul while learning the ropes. The key word here is frustrating. “Especially because of some of the cheap fouls that I get every single game,” Bjelica said.
Bjelica, himself, appears to have already impressed interim coach Sam Mitchell. “Very smart, moves the ball, can shoot the ball, just wants to play, unselfish to a fault,” Mitchell said, ticking off Bjelica’s attributes. “I like the way he plays. I’ve seen him on tape, but I like him a lot more in person.” That doesn’t mean, though, that Mitchell can pronounce the new guy’s name just yet. “All I can do is give him the English version, I’m doing the best I can,” Mitchell said. “I’m sure the players will figure out something with a nickname and if I hear it and he’s OK with it, I’ll call him that. If not, I better learn his name.”