Bol contributed 11 points (3-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds and a steal in nine minutes during Friday's 124-87 Game 3 loss to the Jazz. Bol was one of just three players on the Nuggets to reach double figures in scoring in the blowout loss. That said, Bol has logged a total of 13 minutes while appearing in two of Denver's first three playoff contests, so it's tough to trust the rookie big man in daily fantasy leagues.
Bol posted five points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and one assist in 11 minutes in his official NBA debut during Saturday's 125-105 loss to the Heat. Bol wasn't able to show off the shot-blocking prowess or three-point marksmanship he did during the scrimmage games, but it was still a solid rookie debut. It's unclear how much run he'll get once the team is healthy, as Jamal Murray (hamstring), Gary Harris (hip) and Will Barton (knee) were all sidelined.
Bol notched 15 points (6-19 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal in 36 minutes during Saturday's 119-104 scrimmage loss against the Pelicans. Bol started for the second straight game and filled the stat sheet once again, but he struggled from the field -- something that already happened July 23 in the scrimmage win over the Wizards. Through two games, Bol is averaging 15.5 points but has shot 36.3 percent from the field and 26.6 percent from three-point range after his first two appearances.
Bol recorded 16 points (6-14 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds, six blocks and an assist in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 89-82 scrimmage victory over the Wizards This was his first appearance for the Nuggets after missing most of the year recovering from foot surgery. Bol certainly wasted no time impacting the game, putting up a double-double while leading the team in minutes. That said, the Nuggets were without a number of regular players in this contest. For fantasy players in leagues that will resume when the NBA does, Bol could be worth a flier to see if he can carve out a meaningful role leading into the playoffs.
Bol has impressed teammates and coaches during practices in Orlando, The Athletic reports. "To see (Bol) out there playing and doing things a lot of people can't do is really remarkable," coach Michael Malone said. "He is extremely talented and skilled. You cannot teach 7-foot-2, you cannot teach a 7-foot-9 wingspan and the soft touch he has. He's getting stronger, he's getting healthier, and right now it's good to see him compete against some of the other players that we have down here." Bol spent much of the year recovering from left foot surgery, and he's yet to appear in an NBA game, though he did log eight appearances in the G League this season. Now fully healthy and practicing with the Nuggets in Orlando, Bol has drawn rave reviews for his work ethic and natural talent. "(He's) talented, talented, talented," teammate Troy Daniels said. "I mean, the kid, he has the intangibles that a lot of people are not blessed with. He can really take that and use it when he's working out. He works his tail off every day. The sky is the limit for that kid. He can literally shoot over anybody, can rebound, has touch around the rim, can handle the ball. He's a really good player and he belongs in the NBA. He just has to sustain it." It remains unclear if Bol will be able to crack the Nuggets' rotation when seeding games begin, but there's a good chance he could make his NBA debut at some point over the next few weeks. "It's been a long journey because I spent most of the season watching practice," Bol said. "But now that I can finally practice, it's been pretty fun. It's what I've been looking forward to."
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