HoopsHype Nemanja Bjelica rumors


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There's a good chance European forward Nemanja Bjelica is with the Wolves next year, so here's a scouting report from an executive who saw him recently: "Great wing scorer who uses length to score over defenders. Great touch from deep three and has a nice one-two dribble drive with a step back game. Offensively, he's solid and will score in the NBA. Defensively, he will struggle guarding quick 3s and 4s and he has to learn to play angles. He will struggle in this department though he can be coached up. But one can't correct slow feet. He's a great kid with talent." 1500 ESPN

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Kahn said he is in discussions to bring some of the team's drafted European prospects -- including forwards Nemanja Bjelica and Henk Norel and center Paulao Prestes, second-round picks all -- to Minnesota in June so Adelman and his staff can see them work out. He said one unnamed player might be ready for the NBA. Best guess is that it's Bjelica, a 6-10 point forward who has been compared to a poor man's Toni Kukoc but still probably is too soft for the NBA. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Timberwolves second-round pick Nemanja Bjelica on Monday signed a five-year contract with a buyout option to leave for the NBA after two years with Spanish club Caja Laboral, the team for which newly signed Spurs prospect Tiago Splitter played. That buyout option would place Bjelica, a point guard in a 6-foot-10 power forward's body, with the Wolves in 2012, which also could be the year Ricky Rubio joins them if the 2011-12 NBA season is lost, or mostly lost, to labor strife. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Olympiakos and Caja Laboral have a new contender in the fight to sign Nemanja Bjelica. According to the Greek media, the Minnesota Timberwolves haven't given up on landing the 22-year-old Serbian forward this summer. On the other hand, Olympiakos is considering to improve the offer for Bjelica due to the interest of the head coach, Dusan Ivkovic, to have Bjelica in his team next season. The Hoops Market

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Nemanja Bjelica will decide his future within two or three days. The player has a pre-agreement with Benetton Treviso but is targeted by Olympiacos and Caja Laboral with Spanish champs as frontrunner to sign him. "I hope that in two or three days my future will be clear" said Bjelica. "I can't say where I would like to play, we have to solve some details. I hope everything will be decided soon". Sportando

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The negotiations between Olympiakos and Benetton Treviso for Nemanja Bjelica are close to end with an agreement between both parts. The 22- year-old Serbian forward, who was playing for Red Star, could be announced soon as the new player of Olympiakos. On the other hand, the Greek team won't land Boniface N'Dong. Regal Barcelona, his current club, won't get rid of the Senegalese center, who will stay next season in the Spanish team. The Hoops Market

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