Bol Bol says he’s at 100 percent, but Nuggets not rushing him back
College basketball and NBA fans were surprised to see Bol Bol, son of former NBA player Manute, drop in June’s draft, eventually falling to the 14th pick of the second round (44th overall) as the Miami Heat selected the 7-foot-2 center and traded Bol to the Denver Nuggets.
Teams were concerned with the injury Bol suffered while attending his freshman—and only—year at the University of Oregon. Bol, 19, only had the chance to appear in nine games before a left foot ailment sidelined him for the remainder of the collegiate season.
Now, Bol is with the Nuggets—but don’t expect to see the seven-footer participate in the NBA’s Summer League.
Despite being “100 percent,” Bol is going to be played on the safe side. Per The Athletic’s Nick Kosmider, the Nuggets “won’t rush” Bol’s return to “full action.”
Bol Bol won’t play in Summer League but said today he is 100 percent. Needs to work back into basketball shape. Nuggets won’t rush his return to full action. pic.twitter.com/EkbbT5YzAZ
— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) July 2, 2019
Kosmider also posted a video of Bol taking shots in a gym to his Twitter.
Denver is also handling another ailing big man out of college—Michael Porter Jr. Porter entered the University of Missouri as one of the nation’s most highly touted high-school prospects. However, his collegiate career was cut short due to a lower back injury.
The Nuggets selected Porter Jr. with the 14th pick in the 2018 draft, but the 6-foot-10 21-year-old has yet to see any action on the hardwood for the Mile High City.