Nuggets’ Bol Bol ‘still can’t believe’ that he’s in the NBA
Bol Bol failed to become a first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, but he is still very excited that he will be playing in the big league in the upcoming season. Bol told AFP that he still cannot believe that he is still in the NBA. He added that he is very excited to jump-start his NBA career with the Denver Nuggets.
The former Oregon standout averaged 21.0 points on top of 9.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game last season. He was initially projected as a potential top 10 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, but teams ended up very cautious in drafting him because of the foot injury he sustained while playing for Oregon.
From being projected as one of the top picks in this year’s draft, he fell deep into the second round, as he was drafted 44th overall. The 7-foot-2 center is ready to prove his doubters wrong. He believes that he can contribute a lot to the Nuggets because of his unique skill set for his size.
“I can just do a lot of things that people my size can’t do,” Bol said. “I can dribble pretty well, can shoot from anywhere pretty well and my passing is pretty good.”
Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly also expressed excitement over Bol. He said that Bol’s ability to protect the rim and knock down outside shots will be an asset for Denver in the years to come.