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With Gary Harris sidelined on Tuesday, Nuggets forward/center Bol Bol surprisingly joined the Nuggets starting lineup against the Nets. The second-year big man played just 16 minutes, scoring five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 3-pt) while adding two rebounds, one assist, and two turnovers in a 122-116 loss.
Bol had only appeared in five (out of 10) games so far this season, never playing more than six minutes in any game (and scoring a total of three points). Coach Mike Malone was likely just tinkering with his lineup tonight, and Bol can safely be ignored in fantasy leagues for the time being.
Nuggets F Bol Bol will draw the start for Gary Harris (personal) on Tuesday night vs. Nets.
Bol hasn’t played much this season, but makes for an intriguing punt play in DFS tonight as he draws the start and could see 20+ minutes.
Denver Nuggets PF Bol Bol said that he feels most comfortable at the power forward position but Denver HC Mike Malone wants him to be able to guard multiple positions.
At 7'2", Bol's versatility gives the Nuggets some serious perimeter length, and from a fantasy perspective, multiple position eligibility is always valuable. He'll still be behind Paul Millsap on the depth chart but will see more minutes now that Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee are with Detroit.
The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a new two-year, $4.2 million contract with second-year center Bol Bol.
After being selected with the 44th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the 7"2 center spent the bulk of his rookie season in the NBA G League after recovering from a foot fracture in college at Oregon. However, he played a small role with the team down the stretch and showcased his shot-blocking prowess and ability to hit three-pointers in the NBA Bubble. With the departure of backup center Mason Plumlee (to Detroit) during free agency, he could earn a small role behind Nikola Jokic and carve out some low-end fantasy value due to his shot-blocking abilities, if given enough playing time. Keep an eye on him.
Bol Bol was finally unleashed by the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night as he finished with nine points, five rebounds, one assist, one block, and one steal across 25 minutes.
Bol Bol hasn't received an opportunity despite injuries to three key Nuggets players but Thursday night was a good sign. He's a deep flier for someone that is desperate at the frontcourt position in fantasy and could be a viable option against the Jazz on Saturday.