Vlatko Čančar

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Vlatko Čančar
Vlatko Čančar.jpg
Čančar with Slovenia in 2016
No. 31 – Denver Nuggets
PositionSmall forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1997-04-10) 10 April 1997 (age 25)
Koper, Slovenia
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2012–2013Koš Koper
2013–2016Union Olimpija
2014–2016LTH Castings
2016–2018Mega Leks
2018Burgos
2018–2019Burgos
2019–presentDenver Nuggets
2019Erie BayHawks
2021Grand Rapids Gold
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Medals
Men's basketball
Representing  Slovenia
EuroBasket
Gold medal – first place 2017 Turkey

Vlatko Čančar (born 10 April 1997) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), he plays as small forward.

Professional career

Union Olimpija (2015–2016)

On 16 April 2015, Čančar signed a five-year contract with Union Olimpija.[1]

Mega Leks (2016–2018)

On 30 June 2016, Čančar left Olimpija and signed with Serbian team Mega Leks.[2]

Burgos (2018–2019)

On 13 June 2018, Čančar signed a two-year deal with Spanish club San Pablo Burgos.[3]

Denver Nuggets (2019–present)

On 22 June 2017, Čančar was selected with the 49th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets.

On 1 August 2019, Čančar signed his rookie contract with the Denver Nuggets.[4]

On 13 May 2021, Čančar scored a career-high 14 points off the bench in a 114–103 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[5][6]

On 3 January 2022, during a 89–103 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Čančar suffered a right foot injury. Two days later, he was diagnosed with a fracture of his right fifth metatarsal.[7] On 7 January, Čančar underwent surgery for the fracture and was ruled out for at least three months.[8]

On April 10, in the regular season finale Čančar returned to the Nuggets and played a season high 24 minutes in an overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Čančar recorded 2 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists in his last regular season action.[9]

National team career

Čančar has been a member of the Slovenia national basketball team. He played with the team at EuroBasket 2017, where he won the gold medal with his country.

Čančar represented the Slovenia national basketball team at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019–20 Denver 14 0 3.2 .400 .167 1.000 .7 .2 .1 .1 1.2
2020–21 Denver 41 1 6.9 .458 .273 .769 1.2 .3 .3 .0 2.1
2021–22 Denver 15 1 11.7 .561 .583 .643 2.1 1.1 .1 .2 4.1
Career 70 2 7.2 .484 .333 .742 1.3 .5 .2 .1 2.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2021 Denver 5 0 4.2 1.000 1.000 .800 .6 .2 .2 .2 2.2
2022 Denver 2 0 4.5 .667 .500 1.0 .5 .0 .0 2.5
Career 7 0 4.3 .833 .667 .800 .7 .3 .1 .1 2.3

See also

References

  1. ^ Olimpija Ljubljana signs Vlatko Cancar to a 5-year contract.
  2. ^ Mega Leks signs Slovenian prospect Vlatko Cancar.
  3. ^ "ACB.COM - Vlatko Čančar renueva con el San Pablo Burgos por dos años". www.acb.com (in European Spanish). 13 June 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Denver Nuggets sign Vlatko Čančar". NBA.com. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Jokic scores 31 points; Nuggets beat Timberwolves 114-103". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 13 May 2021. JaVale McGee had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Vlatko Cancar scored a career-high 14 points off the bench for Denver.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Nikola Jokic leads super-sized Nuggets past Timberwolves". The Denver Post. 13 May 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2021. Both Markus Howard (15 points) and Vlatko Cancar (14) enjoyed career-highs and helped offset Karl-Anthony Towns’ 20-point, 11-rebound effort for Minnesota.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Vlatko Cancar out indefinitely due to fractured right foot". BasketNews. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Vlatko Čančar Injury Update". Denver Nuggets. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  9. ^ {{cite web https://www.cbssports.com/nba/players/2844695/vlatko-cancar/game-log/}}

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