NuggetsWY wrote:skywalker33 wrote:Alatan wrote:We could play 5 out. Imagine the spacing for cuts and drives. Imagine all the sick assists. Both Jokic and Bol could play either on the perimeter or the high post, with Jokic being able to play the low post too. The spacing with 2 stretch bigs would be a tactical dreamland for a playmaking savant such is Jokic. On the defensive side Bol is a tremendous shot blocker and weak side helper. As a 4 he would be slow to keep up with many wings and guards but his length more than makes up for it. Its not like Grant is good against wings or guards and we still make it work.
Bol is a really special player and i think the can work next to Jokic.
Yeah, like that idea as well, very intriguing. Wonder how Bol's passing skills are ?? Even so, I have faith in his outside shooting, rare for a guy his size. Talent is not Bol's question, heath and durability is...but we did hang out for MPJ, if Bol Bol hit too we can be set in the fronty court for the next decade. Even if Bol comes off the bench I'd be OK with that
I've watched everything I could find on Bol. My opinion:
He shoots 3s a little better than Jokic - but doesn't take a lot of 3s so when he shoots them, they are usually a solid choice. His 2pt shooting is exceptional considering he isn't muscling in for slam dunks. He doesn't draw many fouls, so I haven't seen him shoot FTs much. I expect he'll do well there based on his shooting form.
He's not a big-time rebounder but adding just 5-6 per game is acceptable IMO.
He doesn't get a lot of blocks, probably just a bit more than Jokic. His defense isn't as smooth as Jokic, who always seems to be in the right place, but he uses his height to block an occasional shot - he's very good at anticipating. As an added bonus, I haven't seem him commit "dumb fouls".
He doesn't do a lot of ball handling, probably because it takes so long for the ball to go from his hand to the floor and back. But he doesn't commit a lot of turnovers - nor does he get many assists. (More turnovers than assists, but not enough to be a problem for the Nuggets.)
Like Jokic, his game is based on his basketball IQ more than his physical abilities. I'm hoping he works out for us. If we retain Grant and Porter works out even close to what we expect - well, as Skywalker said, our front-court is looking pretty good (all based on three big "IFs").
Agreed on 98%, but in just 19mpg he did average 2.3bpg in the G-league. Were he able to do that in the NBA, he'd be top 5 in the league, only guys better were averaging 25+mpg.