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Minnesota Timberwolves introduce European star Bjelica

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Five years after Nemanja Bjelica's rights were acquired by Minnesota, the Timberwolves have finally added him to the roster.

The wait was worth it for this 27-year-old rookie-to-be. In his mind, Bjelica believed he was ready for the NBA right away. Now that he's arriving with more experience and a Euroleague MVP award, well, he ought to be all the better for it.

The Wolves obtained Bjelica in 2010 through a draft-day trade of then-inconsequential late picks with the Washington Wizards in 2010. The native of Serbia has played the five seasons since then in Europe, until the Wolves signed him last week to a three-year, $11.7 million contract. There were opportunities to trade Bjelica over that time, Wolves president of basketball operations and coach Flip Saunders said, but they didn't want to give up on his potential.

Points: Kevin Martin20.0
Rebounds: Gorgui Dieng8.3
Assists: Ricky Rubio8.8
FG%: Andrew Wiggins43.7%
Steals: Ricky Rubio1.73
Blocks: Gorgui Dieng1.73
Defense (Rank)
Points: 106.5 (30)
Rebounds: 43.6 (18)
Assists: 23.6 (25)
FG%: 48.7% (30)
FT%: 75.9% (23)
3P%: 36.7% (28)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 97.8 (23)
Rebounds: 40.9 (27)
Assists: 21.6 (17)
FG%: 43.8% (24)
FT%: 77.6% (6)
3P%: 33.2% (25)
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Portland 51 31 .622 --
Oklahoma City 45 37 .549 6.0
Utah 38 44 .463 13.0
Denver 30 52 .366 21.0
Minnesota 16 66 .195 35.0
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
7/14/2015 Nemanja Bjelica Signed as Draft Pick
7/12/2015 Damjan Rudez Traded For Chase Budinger
7/10/2015 Kevin Garnett Re-Signed Re-signed to multi-year deal
7/7/2015 Karl-Anthony Towns Signed as Draft Pick
7/7/2015 Tyus Jones Signed as Draft Pick
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Date Player Status
4/8/2015 Anthony Bennett Sprained right ankle
4/7/2015 Gorgui Dieng Concussion
3/25/2015 Gary Neal Sprained left ankle
3/23/2015 Kevin Martin Sore hamstring
3/22/2015 Ricky Rubio Sore right ankle
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