Cancar will sign a contract with the Nuggets, Kendra Andrews of The Athletic reports.
Cancar was a second-round pick in 2017 that Denver has been stashing overseas. Last season, with the Spanish club San Pablo Burgos, he averaged 10.4 points and 3.8 rebounds.
Cancar collected 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds, and two assists in 25 minutes during Sunday's 84-79 win over the Magic.
Cancar was effective as a scorer and had a decent game despite finishing with more turnovers (three) than assists. With hopes of Cancar joining the fold for the 2019-20 season, he'll look to continue making a good impression here in summer league.
General manager Tim Connelly suggested earlier this month that Cancar, a 2017 second-round pick, could join Denver's roster for the upcoming season, Alex Labidou of NBA.com reports. "We've had a lot of luck of drafting guys and let them develop a bit more internationally. In the last two years, he's taken huge steps towards being on our roster," Connelly said of Cancar. "I thought he had a very big summer league last summer, he's a guy who's going to wear a Nuggets uniform sooner rather than later."
The 22-year-old has played overseas since being drafted two years ago and impressed the Denver brass while suiting up for Spanish club San Pablo Burgos in 2018-19. Cancar averaged 10.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the floor in Liga ACB play. The Nuggets will likely evaluate Cancar further in the Las Vegas Summer League before deciding whether to sign him to a contract.
Cancar collected 11 points (4-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), four rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block across 21 minutes during the Nuggets' 70-69 win over the Timberwolves in a Las Vegas Summer League contest Friday.
The 2018 second-round pick couldn't do much from distance, but he did turn in a solid effort overall. Cancar's scoring total led the Denver second unit, and he was able to make his presence felt on the boards to an extent as well. A floor-spacing big man, Cancar has two years of overseas playing experience under his belt already, but there's little chance he sees playing time at the NBA level in the coming season.
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