As if a two-way contract was not enough, the Denver Nuggets’ deal with Bol Bol is reportedly for two years with only $50,000 guaranteed for each year.

The deal is surprising and confusing, to say the least, especially when the contracts of the other 2019 second round picks were considered. As Jeff Siegel of Early Bird Rights noted, the $50,000 annual guaranteed money that Bol will get is far from the multi-million money that his peers from his draft range are getting.

As Danny Leroux of RealGM noted, the deal gives the Nuggets “a ton of control and financial power.”

Bol is coming off a foot injury that cut his collegiate stint short, so it’s not surprising to see the Nuggets take a cautious approach. He only played nine games for the University of Oregon, where he averaged 21.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks.

However, the guaranteed money is undoubtedly a low offer considering that Bol was once projected to be a top-five pick or a first-rounder, at the least.

Bol will certainly need to prove himself if he wants to get the money he deserves. The Nuggets view him as a project who could well be part of their future, but he is taking a massive risk by signing the two-year, two-way deal with Denver.