Bol is averaging 5.1 minutes, 4.3 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.3 blocks and 0.1 steals in eight games played since the All-Star break.
The 21-year-old's role has been regulated to garbage time. After scoring eight points on perfect shooting, including two three-pointers, in only five minutes against the Hawks on March 28, the seven-footer hasn't touched the court since. It's hard to imagine that situation changing much in future games.
Bol closed with three points (1-1 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and one assist in two minutes during Tuesday's 128-97 victory over Milwaukee.
With Tuesday's game descending into garbage time, Bol made a rare appearance for the Nuggets. Despite being a fan favorite, his role is barely worth talking about most nights, so we simply need to make the most of what was a fun two minutes of playing time.
Bol didn't play in Tuesday's loss to Boston.
The second-year forward has completely fallen out of the rotation for the time being, as Bol has played in just one game over the past five contests. In that one appearance, Bol had two points and two rebounds in six minutes Feb. 10 against the Cavaliers.
Bolden will join the Canton Charge ahead of the 2020-21 G League season in Orlando.
Bolden's contract was converted to a two-way deal in December, and he'll now join the four-week bubble in Orlando to continue his development. The 22-year-old appeared in six games for the Cavaliers early in the season, averaging 1.2 points over 4.8 minutes per contest.
Bol scored five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt) to go with two rebounds and one assist across 16 minutes in a 122-116 loss to Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Bol played his most minutes since the Orlando bubble last summer in his first career start. The center hasn't been much of a factor in Denver's rotation this season, playing just 4.0 minutes per game this year. Bol looks like an option to stretch the floor for the Nuggets, shooting 42.1 percent from deep for his career, but don't expect to see a drastic increase in playing time to make that percentage valuable.
Bol will start Tuesday's game against the Nets, T.J. McBride of BlueWire reports.
With Gary Harris out, the Nuggets will shake things up and go with Bol at small forward for what will be the first NBA start of his career. Bol has shown some flashes in the past -- particularly in the Orlando bubble -- but he hasn't been a part of the regular rotation this season. In Sunday's win over the Knicks, Bol played just four minutes off the bench.
Bol had 16 points (4-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 6-9 FT), eight rebounds and one assist in a 129-96 win over Portland on Friday.
Bol saw his minutes spike from seven to 23 during Friday's game. The 21-year-old struggled with his shot yet fell just two rebounds shy of a double-double. It could be an encouraging sign for Bol, but he is not in line to fully show what he can do as a depth player for the contending Nuggets.
Bol finished with 10 points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds and one assist in six minutes during Wednesday's 126-95 preseason victory over the Trail Blazers.
Bol came on in garbage time, making the most of his limited opportunity. Despite the excellent per-minute production, Bol figures to be more of a benchwarmer for the Nuggets this season. Isaiah Hartenstein appears to have secured the primary backup center role, so while Bol is going to have moments of relevance, he is not worth drafting at this point.
The Nuggets converted Bol's two-way contract to a standard NBA deal Sunday, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.
Though Bol, a 2019 second-round pick, didn't get the chance to make his Nuggets debut until the team entered the NBA bubble this summer, the 21-year-old made a strong impression in Orlando. While he was largely outside the rotation during the Nuggets' postseason run, Bol made his mark off the bench with averages of 6.7 points, 3.2 boards, 1.0 assist and 1.0 block in 14.5 minutes per game over his six regular-season appearances. The Nuggets are expected to give him the opportunity to compete for a backup role at either forward spot during training camp.
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."
Bol (foot) is likely to play in the Nuggets' upcoming scrimmage games in the Orlando bubble and it's possible he could make his official NBA debut during one of the eight seeding games, Mike Singer of the Denver Post reports.
There weren't many updates during the season regarding Bol's recovery from a foot injury, but all signs indicate that he's healthy and could finally make his NBA debut this month. Singer notes that Bol has been one of the standout players in Orlando and that he could end up being used out of necessity anyway since the Nuggets "don't have a ton of healthy players [there]." In eight G League contests with the Windy City Bulls, Bol averaged 12.0 points on 8.8 shots, 5.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 19.3 minutes.
Bolden has suited up in five games for the G League's Canton Charge since his 10-day contract with the Cavaliers expired earlier in February. Over those contests, he's averaging 12.0 points (on 57.1 percent shooting from the field), 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 1.4 assists in 18 .8 minutes.
Bolden got the opportunity to make his NBA debut in a Feb. 1 loss to the Warriors, but he saw no other action during his week-and-a-half-long stint with the Cavaliers. The undrafted rookie out of Duke effectively became expendable after the Cavaliers brought in another established center in Andre Drummond via trade with the Pistons on Feb. 6. So long as Drummond, Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance all avoid long-term absences before the season concludes, Bolden isn't likely to receive another 10-day deal from Cleveland, though another NBA team could give him a look.
Bol (foot) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Timberwolves.
The two-way player was never viewed as a likely contributor at the NBA level during his rookie season, but Bol hasn't even been able to get in any on-court action in the G League of late. He hasn't appeared for the G League's Windy City Bulls since Dec. 14 for what the Nuggets have attributed to "return to injury management" for the surgery he required late in 2018 to address a fractured left foot. It's unclear if or when Bol will play in the G League again.
Bol (foot) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Bol has been withheld from action in the G League and the NBA level since Dec. 14 and remains without a clear timeline to resume playing. Consider him week-to-week until the Nuggets relay that he's resumed on-court activity.
Bolden signed a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers on Thursday, Spencer Davies of BasketballInsiders.com reports.
Bolden is taking a step up in the Cavaliers organization, as he's played 28 games (24 starts) for the G League's Canton Charge this season. With the Charge, he's averaged 9.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 18.3 minutes. However, he shouldn't be expected to see much action, as Cleveland's center depth is almost fully healthy.
Bol (foot) remains out for Sunday's game against the Rockets.
The Nuggets have yet to provide an indication of when Bol might be cleared to play again at either the G League or NBA level. His last appearance in the G League came back on Dec. 14, with Denver having since attributed his absence for the past month and a half to "injury management."
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