G League Roundup: Bol Bol returns to Nuggets, P.J. Dozier dominates
It might be just four games, but Bol Bol showed why he might be a second round steal for the Nuggets in his brief stint in the G League.
Bol was transferred back to Denver on Saturday due to his injury management schedule but he impressed while on assignment with the Windy City Bulls. The 20-year-old averaged 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks while shooting 54.1 percent in just 17 minutes per game, helping the Bulls to a 3-1 record.
The former Oregon standout had his best outing last Wednesday against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, dropping his first professional double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds to go along with two blocks in a 115-105 win.
Check out highlights of his performance below:
It’s only a matter of time before Bol starts connecting from downtown. He’s only taken three so far, but in college, he converted at an impressive 52.0 percent rate.
Another Nuggets player who has been lighting it up for the Windy City Bulls is P.J. Dozier. The guard is averaging 21.7 points, 8.8 assists, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals. The 23-year-old also shined in the Bulls win over the Mad Ants as he had game-high 25 points to go along with 10 boards, five dimes and three steals. Dozier is making the most of his two-way contract opportunity with Denver as he’s currently third in the G League in assists per game.
In Erie, PA, Vlatko Čančar had his first solid outing as a member of the Bayhawks, helping the team snap a three-game losing streak on Friday with 15 points and five rebounds against the Capital City Go-Go. Čančar is currently averaging 11.0 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 34.6 percent. The Slovenian had struggled with fouls (averaging 4.5 in his first three games), so the fact he stayed out of foul trouble against the Go-Go is a sign of progress.
Finally, all eyes turn to Jarred Vanderbilt, who was recently assigned to the Delaware Blue Coats. He could see action as soon as Saturday when the Blue Coats face the Wisconsin Herd (5:00 p.m. MT, WATCH: NBAGLeague.com). This is the power forward’s second stint with the Blue Coats. Last season, he averaged 7.3 points and 7.8 rebounds in four games for Delaware.