Bol Bol’s first game in the NBA was bittersweet. The big man put on a clinic during the Nuggets 89-82 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Bol did absolutely everything, he was blocking shots, getting rebounds, running the floor, shooting from three, dunking the ball. It’s not crazy to say he stole the show.
However, after his outstanding performance, the league scheduled the 44th overall pick to get drug tested.
Bol Bol was scheduled for a random drug test after today's game pic.twitter.com/qPRgVe32O6
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 22, 2020
This is something that the league has done this season; Enes Kanter once was tested after getting six blocks during a game, Alex Caruso had the same fate after a photoshopped picture showed him bulked and more.
Bol finished the game with 16 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks. His inclusion in the lineup was already surprising. The Nuggets went with a tall starting five, playing Nikola Jokic at point guard and Bol as a guard.
starting at point guard for your Denver Nuggets pic.twitter.com/uqL5BWqjrX
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) July 22, 2020
Michael Malone is ready to take risks and this one appears to have worked out for him.
Bol Bol went off today
16 PTS – 10 REB – 6 BLKS pic.twitter.com/sjkLjpRWIO
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) July 22, 2020
Bol had a terrific afternoon, he surprised everybody, led his team to the victory and showed that he’s determined to prove his worth in the league. Pass, dunk, shoot, rebound, block? You name it and Bol will do it.