June 15, 2024

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 10: Bol Bol #11 of the Phoenix Suns checks into the second half of the NBA game against the Denver Nuggets at Footprint Center on October 10, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bol In contrast to his breakthrough season with the Orlando Magic in 2022–2023 Bol’s output declined following his debut season with the Phoenix Suns this past season.

Under former head coach Frank Vogel, Bol’s minutes, rebounds, and points all declined last season; nevertheless, Bol may not have improved as much as those stats would have suggested. According to a report by Forbes Sports’ Evan Sidery, the Suns are interested in re-signing Bol because they see promise in him.

Bol averaged just 10.9 minutes per game under Vogel, compared to a career-high 21.5 minutes with Orlando. Vogel was fired after the season and the Suns hired Mike Budenholzer. Sidery said Bol could see an expanded role and more minutes under Budenholzer in the 2024-25 season.

Bol averaged 5.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game last season, a sharp drop compared to 9.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game with the Magic. However, Bol shot 61.6% from the floor and 42.3% on 3-point attempts, which were career-highs. Bol’s improvement from beyond the arc could make him a valuable option on the floor as a stretch big man in Budenhlzer’s offense. Brook Lopez reinvented himself as a stretch big man who could knock down 3-pointers under Budenholzer when he was coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. READ MORE>>>>>

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