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Nuggets’ Nah’shon Hyland reveals origin story behind ‘Bones’ nickname

Nuggets, Nah'shon "Bones" Hyland

The Denver Nuggets seem to have a steal on this year’s NBA Draft as Nah’shon “Bones” Hyland was snagged using their 26th overall pick.

Before declaring for the draft, Hyland averaged 19.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.9 steals for the VCU Rams in college.

People have been asking why Nah’shon put “Bones” on his NBA Draft info, and Hyland recently revealed in a video on Reddit, the real reason why he is called “Bones”

Hi, I am Bones Hyland and the reason they call me “Bones” is  because I have a slim frame but I get busy.

Hyland has been nothing but spectacular for the Nuggets during this year’s NBA Summer League as he averaged 19.6 points in 28 minutes. Bones notably dropped 28 points, four assists, and six rebounds on 9-of-17 from the field and 5-of-8 from three-point range against the Mavericks.

The Nuggets’ rookie has all the tools and skills to succeed in the NBA. Bones can create his own shot, he can also shoot well from behind the arc. Hyland is also adept at getting inside the painted area.

However, when playing as a rookie for a contending team like the Nuggets, the ball will not be in your hands often as they have stars who handle the ball well in Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. Bones is an offensive-minded crafty guard who is a tough shot maker but is also capable of playing off the bell as well.

The Nuggets will look to continue developing Bones since he has an extremely high upside given his skillset, mentality, and build.