Player #3: Nemanja Bjelica
A player that the Kings desperately need to get back on track is Nemanja Bjelica. For the last two games, Bjelica has struggled as he is averaging just two points, 2.5 rebounds, and two assists a game.
During the Kings’ winning streak, Bjelica was a huge part of why it happened. He has been a player who can do many things on the floor whether it is scoring the ball, setting up teammates to score, or playing great team defense. He has done very little wrong during his Sacramento tenure so far.
If Bjelica is able to get his mojo back, it will help the Kings immensely. Offensively, Nemanja needs to get back to his scoring ways. As I mentioned, he only averaged two points in his last two contests, so making sure he sees the ball go through the net tonight should help him gain some confidence back. Defensively, he needs to be instinctive and smart on the court.
If the trio of De’Aaron Fox, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Nemanja Bjelica can have good outings tonight, it will for sure give the Kings a great chance in beating the Timberwolves and having their record increase to 7-5 for the year.