The Minnesota Timberwolves have a lot to be excited about. Not only do they have the reigning Rookie of the Year in Andrew Wiggins; they landed versatile big-man Karl-Anthony Towns – the consensus top player in the 2015 NBA Draft – with the number pick. Now, five years after acquiring him in the 2010 Draft, they’re finally getting 6-10 Serbian sensation Nemanja Bjelica to help shore up their already-dangerous frontcourt.
Bjelica has been phenomenal so far in his first two games of the 2015 EuroBasket, dropping 24 points (on 50 percent shooting) and 10 rebounds against Spain Saturday, then following that up with a game-winner against Germany on Sunday. With the game tied at 62-62 with 3.7 seconds remaining, Bjelica caught the inbound pass, made a quick dribble move toward the basket, and drained a high floater in the lane to give Serbia a two-point lead with 0.9 seconds left.
Bjelica finished with a team-high 12 points, while Dirk Nowitzki – hounded by Bjelica into a poor 5-of-15 from the field–scored 15 for the Germans in a losing effort. Serbia is now 2-0 in the EuroBasket tournament, and will play winless Finland on Tuesday.