Warriors Center Signs In Turkey

The Golden State Warriors have bid a fond farewell to a member of their 2022 World Championship team, as big man Nemanja Bjelica has signed to play in Turkey this coming season. 

Bjelica, 34, fared quite well in his limited minutes off the bench in The Bay, posting averages of 6.1 points and 4.1 rebounds in only 16 minutes per game, as well as shooting 36% from long range. Per 36-minutes, that works out to 13.6 points and 9.3 rebounds. 

The veteran center/power forward played 7 years in NBA, and heads overseas with a well-earned championship ring. 

His new 2-year deal with Fenerbahce takes him back to the same squad he played with before coming to the NBA as the 2015 EuroLeague MVP.

It's quite possible that the Serbian big man will look to finish his career back overseas. 

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