Nuggets rookie Bol Bol says ‘everything has fully healed’ as he gears up for 2019-20 season
Denver Nuggets rookie Bol Bol assured fans that he’s already 100 percent healthy and is good to go for the start of the 2019-20 NBA season.
In his interview with AFP, the University of Oregon product said his foot has completely healed and that he expects to play for the Nuggets in their season opener.
“Everything is perfect. Everything has fully healed. I’ve been working out in the morning and coming back at night,” Bol shared.
Bol suffered a foot injury in mid-December which cost him to miss the majority of his lone NCAA season. He only played nine games for the Ducks, averaging 21.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks.
Prior to his injury, Bol was touted as a top-five pick. Despite his recovery, however, there were concerns about his overall health and durability, prompting teams to pass on him in the 2019 NBA Draft. He eventually fell to the Nuggets in the second round.
If Bol can replicate his performance prior to his injury, he could well become an integral part of the Nuggets’ future. Fortunately for him, he doesn’t have to rush things, especially with Denver boasting a lineup headlined by Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.
Bol has already drawn comparisons to Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis because of his ability to stretch the floor and run in transition despite his height. The Nuggets are excited to see him play, and they are optimistic that he will have a significant impact on the team as they attempt to make a run to the NBA Finals.