Bol Bol Rumors
Teen center Bol Bol, the Sudanese-American son of the late NBA star Manute Bol, is confident and excited to begin his own NBA journey with the Denver Nuggets. The 7-foot-2 (2.18m) 19-year-old has an amazing 7-foot-8 (2.37m) extended fingertip reach, impressive outside shooting and dribbling moves to match his formidable shotblocking skills and is back to full strength after a left foot fracture cut short his US college career. “I still can’t believe it, that I’m in the NBA,” Bol told AFP. “I’m very excited. Time has flown by. I can’t wait to get going.”
He was touted as a top-five talent for the NBA Draft but went 44th over concerns about his foot. “Everything is perfect. Everything has fully healed,” Bol said. “I’ve been working out in the morning and coming back at night.” When it comes to the hectic game and travel schedule, Bol vows: “I’ll be ready for when the season starts. I’ll be ready for all of that.”
Harrison Wind: Nuggets announce that they have signed P.J. Dozier to a training camp deal and Tyler Cook to a two-way contract. The expectation is that second-rounder Bol Bol will also sign a two-way deal meaning the Nuggets could keep their final roster spot open for now.
Do you see the similarities in your game to Porzingis’ game? I know that is something a lot of people have said before. Bol Bol: That’s the main reason I watch so much of him. I try to take pieces from his game. I take a little bit from his game and a little bit from KD, too. I try to watch a lot of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Anthony Davis. But yeah, I’d say Porzingis and I have a pretty similar game.
Nick Kosmider: The Nuggets have waived two-way center Thomas Welsh, per a source. That leaves one open regular roster spots and two 2-way spots on Denver’s roster, with second-round pick Bol Bol still to sign.
The Nuggets sensed an opportunity to draft a prospect they had ranked significantly higher on their board. By the 44th pick, the Nuggets couldn’t resist his immense upside and made a trade with Miami to choose Bol Bol. “It’s surprising, but I think it actually ended up being the perfect situation,” said Bol Tuesday from the second day of Nuggets minicamp. “Just because everyone on the staff is very cautious. I like how they move slow and actually care about what’s going on.”