Can Bol Bol Make a Difference For Nuggets?
The Denver Nuggets could have a secret weapon in the 2020 NBA Playoffs, and it could come in the form as one of the biggest players in the league.
Center Bol Bol put on a show for Denver in their most recent exhibition game, and that could earn him some time in the rotation during the playoffs.
Bol Bol made his NBA debut on Wednesday, and it was a debut that was worth remembering. The center had 16 points, 10 rebounds, and six blocks in helping to lead the team to a win.
Even though the exhibition game had little to do with the Nuggets upcoming playoff series, his performance could prompt head coach Michael Malone to feature him in the rotation.
Denver was playing without several key stars during this exhibition game, but Bol Bol was able to take over and give the team a dominant scoring threat. Not much was expected of the young center, but he could be featured in the lineup in the upcoming games.
Bol was once considered to be a top prospect entering the 2020 NBA Draft, but injuries seemed to derail his college career. Denver was able to select the center in the second round of the NBA Draft, and it now appears that he can be a dominant force in the league.
Bol played just nine games in the G League this season as he tried to recover from some foot surgeries. The long layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic bought him some time to recover, and it appears that he will be ready to contribute in 2020.
The Denver Nuggets have been hit extremely hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s still unclear what players will be available when the playoffs are set to begin. All-Star center Nikola Jokic is back with the team, and that should be enough to pace the team this season.
Bol is 7-2, and he could become the first player that tall to start a game in the NBA since the early 2000s. Denver has still struggled to determine a role for Bol Bol, but he will keep the team afloat as they wait for other players to become healthy.
Can the Big Guns Play?
All-Star center Nikola Jokic suited up for the Nuggets in this exhibition game, which was a welcome sight for Nuggets fans. Jokic actually tested positive for COVID-19 when at home in Serbia, and it took him a long time to be cleared for action in the NBA.
Jamal Murray also sat out during this exhibition game as he continues to recover from injury. Denver doesn’t have a ton of talent on their roster, and they need all of their stars to suit up if they are planning on making the playoffs.
The NBA season is set to begin on July 31, and there will be up to six games played each day. Denver should be in the mix in the Western Conference, but only if their top players will be able to participate.
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