Bolden ended with nine points (4-5 FG, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, and one assist in 19 minutes during Sunday's 118-72 preseason loss to the Celtics.
The Cavaliers were terrible Sunday, basically running out a G-League squad in the 46 point loss. Bolden, however, did have a couple of bright spots and held his own against the Celtics defense. There is really nothing to note here from a fantasy perspective given the Cavaliers were resting a number of players.
Bol (foot) has not been cleared to participate in the preseason, Harrison Wind of DNVR Sports reports.
Bol said back in August that he's fully recovered from the foot injury that kept him out of most of his freshman year at Oregon, but apparently the Nuggets are intent on bringing him along slowly. Bol said he hopes to be back to playing live, full-contact basketball within the next month, but for now he's yet to be cleared and will likely miss the entire preseason slate.
Bol and the Nuggets agreed to a two-way contract on Wednesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Bol, who fell to pick 44 in the 2019 Draft, wasn't able to secure a true rookie contract with Denver. Per the nature of two-way deals, he'll spend the majority of next season in the G League developing his skills. We shouldn't expect him to see much, if any, time at the NBA level season, meaning his fantasy stock is incredibly low outside of dynasty formats.
Bol (foot) said he's fully recovered from the foot injury that sidelined him for much of his freshman season at Oregon, Jim Slater of the Associated Press reports. "Everything is perfect. Everything has fully healed," Bol said. "I've been working out in the morning and coming back at night."
While concerns about the foot -- as well as Bol's work ethic -- caused the 19-year-old to tumble all the way to the middle of the second round on draft night, Bol is one of the more tantalizing rookies in the 2019 class. A rare combination of size and fluidity, Bol averaged 21.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in nine collegiate contests, and he hit 52 percent of his three-point attempts. Bol may struggle to find consistent opportunity on a deep Nuggets roster, but he's nonetheless a name to keep an eye on in dynasty formats. "With his length and ability to protect the rim and stretch the floor, it's a pretty rare combination," Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said of Bol. "We think his skillset, his pedigree, who he is as a guy, will fit in well in the locker room."
Bolden has agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with the Cavaliers, Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net reports.
Bolden went undrafted in 2019 after three seasons at Duke. He appeared in seven summer league contests for the Cavaliers, averaging 6.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 19.0 minutes. He'll look to make a final roster spot by impressing during training camp.
Bolden (knee) registered eight points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, a steal and a block over 17 minutes Sunday against Chicago.
Bolden was ruled out for Wednesday's game due to knee soreness, but he was given the green light prior to Sunday's summer league action. He pieced together an efficient performance from the field in an 82-75 victory.
Bolden will not play during Wednesday's summer league game against the Grizzlies due to knee soreness, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
While Bolden's time at Salt Lake Summer League will end early, he'll have a chance to still play in Vegas. The Cavaliers' next game is Friday against the Timberwolves.
Bol will not participate in summer league, T.J. McBride of MileHighSports.com reports.
In line with what was previously reported, Bol will not play in summer league. A specific reason has yet to be given, but it's possible the team doesn't believe he's fully healthy from his foot injury. Or, there might be a belief Bol needs to get stronger before participating in full-speed game action. Either way, the next opportunity we'll have to see the rookie is the preseason.
President of basketball operations for the Nuggets, Tim Connelly, noted that he's unsure if Bol will participate in Summer League, Katy Winge of Altitude TV reports. The big man is expected to be there, but likely just as an observer.
Though Bol re-iterated Monday that his surgically repaired left foot is completely healed, it appears Denver wants to be extra cautious with him. It's unlikely Bol will play a significant role for the Nuggets next season, so the upcoming year may be about getting him stronger and keeping him healthy while he works on his game.
Bol said Monday that his surgically repaired left foot is "100 percent healed," the Denver Post reports.
Bol slid all the way to the middle of Round 2 in Thursday's draft, but he landed in an interesting spot with the Nuggets, who will likely be patient with the 19-year-old's development. "We're not concerned as to why he fell," Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said. "We feel very fortunate that he fell. As the night progressed, we got pretty aggressive. Here's a guy that we had circled much higher on the board. We didn't have him where we picked him - we had him much, much higher." Bol, who only played nine games at Oregon before suffering a stress fracture, said he's been cleared for on-court work for about a month, but he's been slowly working his way back toward full-speed workouts. As one of the deeper teams in the West, the Nuggets probably don't expect to get much out of Bol in Year 1, but the 7-2 big man said he hopes his rookie season is more than a developmental year. "My plan is hopefully to play this season, but it's up to my team if they want to just focus on me getting stronger," Bol said.
Bol (foot) was selected by the Nuggets with the 44th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
There are no questions surrounding Bol's talent, as the 7-footer is incredibly skilled for someone his size. He played in just nine games at Oregon before suffering a season-ending foot injury, but in that time, he averaged 21.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 52 percent from behind the arc. The reason for Bol's drop in Thursday's draft stems from his health, as he is already dealing with foot issues that have plagued a number of big men, and his motor, but if Bol can stay healthy and put it all together, he could end up being the steal of the draft given his sky-high potential.