Bol Bol will stay in Denver.
The Athletics’ Shams Charania reports that the 7-foot-2 center (and style icon) has agreed to a $4.2 million, standard deal with the Nuggets.
After suffering a stress fracture in his foot during his freshman season at Oregon, which limited him to only nine games, Bol’s draft stock fell by draft night.
He was selected as the 44th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, and was soon acquired by the Nuggets via a trade by the Miami Heat. Determined to “prove everyone wrong“, Bol Bol spent time in the G League affiliate for the Bulls, and then signed a two-way deal last season.
He made his debut in the bubble, where he showed potential as both a scorer, defender, and, of course, shot-blocker during scrimmages. He dropped 16 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks in a scrimmage against the Rockets, and then scored 15 points against the Pelicans.
In just six games, Bol averaged 6.7 points, 3.2 boards, 1.0 assists and and 1.0 block per game.
Charania also reports that the Nuggets are “excited about his development” this season. The team has been making all sorts of deals during free agency: they just. signed Markus Howard to a two-way deal, landed Paul Millsap and JaMychal Green, and will add Argentinian guard Facundo Campazzo. Oh, and they just drafted RJ Hampton via a trade from the Pelicans.