Denver Nuggets Draft Review: Micheal Porter Jr. and Bol Bol — All Hype or Improvement?
Bad news for the Western Conference and the rest of the NBA — the Denver Nuggets got better. The time has finally come for all basketball fans, more importantly Denver Nuggets fans, to see Michael Porter Jr. play in the NBA. For a year now, fans of basketball have waited to see if all the hype given to Porter Jr. is real or just hype. Since being a McDonald’s All-American in 2016-17, basketball fans have seen very little of him. With only 53 total minuets played at the University of Missouri and one year on the bench in the NBA (recovering from injury), The basketball world will be watching intensely on July 5 as Porter Jr. and the Denver Nuggets start their summer league. We shouldn’t expect much as it will be the first game action in well over year for him, but if he performs as expected then the Nuggets will improve on a team that was minutes from the WCF.
The Nuggets got involved in this years draft in a trade with the Miami Heat for the 44th overall pick in which they selected Bol Bol. Much like MPJ, Bol Bol played in limited games at the University of Oregon and due to injury he slipped in the draft. His potential is off the charts and he joins a team where there is no pressure for him to perform right away. The addition of Bol will no doubt strengthen the Nuggets defense and add a shot blocker to a bench that had a few needs.
There is no doubt that the Denver Nuggets have improved in the off season the question is how much. On July 5 at the T&M center in Las Vegas we may just know that answer. One thing is for sure — the hype and expectations will be a mile high.
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