Denver Nuggets Resign Vlatko Čančar

DENVER, July 7, 2022 – The Denver Nuggets have signed forward Vlatko Čančar to a multiyear contract, General Manager Calvin Booth announced today.

Čančar, 6-8, 235, has appeared in 70 games (two starts) for Denver over the past three seasons, averaging 2.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 7.2 minutes per game. Čančar dealt with injuries throughout the 2021-22 season, appearing in 15 games while averaging 4.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.1 assists on .583 shooting from three-point range.

Before originally signing with Denver in 2019, The 25-year-old native of Slovenia played for the San Pablo Burgos in the Spanish ACB league during the 2018-19 season. He appeared in 34 games (22 starts) and averaged 10.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 22.9 minutes per game. He was named to the Spanish ABC Best Young Team after his solid season which highlights the most promising young prospects in their league. Prior to his time with the San Pablo Burgos, Čančar played multiple seasons for KK Mega Bemax of the Adriatic League and was named the 2017-18 Round 18 MVP.

Čančar was originally selected by Denver with the 49th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.