Nuggets Extend Power Forward For 3 Years

Despite a limited amount of minutes to show his stuff during his first three years with the team, power forward Vlatko Cancar has been re-signed by the Denver Nuggets for the long-term. 

According to NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks, the deal is for 3 years at $6.8M, with a team option in the last year.

The Nuggets originally tendered Cancar a $2.2M qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent.

The 24-year-old has been gradually increasing his minutes over his three seasons in Denver, settling for 11.7 minutes per game this past season, while averaging 4.1 points and 2.1 rebounds. He had a bang-up year shooting from behind the arc, at a ridiculous 58.3%, though on less than one attempt per game in his 15 games played. 

He missed a huge chunk of last season with a foot fracture that required surgery in early January. 

According to Mike Singer of the Denver Post, "the Nuggets believe he can be a productive player but just hasn’t had the opportunity, or luck, to put it all together so far."

They're hoping the 2022-23 is the breakthrough, though he is expected to start the year deep on the team's depth chart. 

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