If you want to talk about NBA players who have looked good so far in the run-up then early stages of EuroBasket, Minnesota rookie Nemanja Bjelica‘s better come up.
Against powerhouse Spain in the opener he had 24 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Against Germany Sunday, he had 12 points, three rebounds, and three assists — plus he hit the floater game winner.
Bjelica was the EuroLeague MVP last season who signed a three-year deal with the Timberwolves. Bjelica is a forward — and the Timberwolves are loaded at the forward spots with Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Garnett, Shabazz Muhammad, Tayshaun Prince, but if Bjelica plays like this he is going to demand minutes.