Well, since everyone likes Bol Bol for the Nets, let’s take a look.
He may be rail thin, but this kid is skilled at both ends. Before he went down, he was averaging 21 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and only 1.7 personals in 30 minutes. Oh yeah, he hit 52 percent of his three’s. Of course, he only played in nine games before he got hurt.
Bol had a typical foot surgery for a big man, a fracture of his navicular bone. Among those who had similar injuries, according to In Street Clothes, were Quincy Pondexter, Brendan Haywood, Joel Embiid, Marc Gasol, Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Yao Ming.
His lawyer Bryan J. Freedman described the surgery this way:
“two screws were inserted into the navicular bone and bone graft from his pelvis was added to speed up the healing, which will expedite his return to play.”
The surgeon (of course) was Dr. Martin O’Malley, the go-to foot surgeon for everyone from Brook Lopez to Dez Bryant … and the Nets foot and ankle specialist. What’s the prognosis? We’re not an orthopedist but one would have to assume that O’Malley told Bol he’ll be ready or close to it this season.
We don’t know whether the Nets are interested. That’s a state secret.