Jarred Vanderbilt arrived in Denver…on a scooter. After being drafted 41st by the Magic and traded to the Nuggets, Vanderbilt showed up to today’s introductory press conference riding a scooter and wearing a boot, confirming the buzz we’ve heard about his injury leading up to the draft:
Jarred Vanderbilt has some nice wheels pic.twitter.com/B0xS3P82A7
— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) June 22, 2018
Here he is with fellow Nuggets rookies Michael Porter Jr. and
Feathers Thomas Welsh:
— T.J. McBride (@TJMcBrideNBA) June 22, 2018
I say the name “Feathers” the same way Jerry Seinfeld says “Newman,” but look at what a good teammate he is by bringing Jarred’s scooter (just check out the new razor dirt bike) around the table for him:
Thomas Welsh is already showcasing the skills of a good teammate, providing Jarred Vanderbilt with his scooter pic.twitter.com/aloncsrXyj
— Brandon Ewing (@B_Skip17) June 22, 2018
Unfortunately, no one seemed to ask about Jarred’s timeline to return from that injury, but I think it’s safe to say he won’t participate in the summer league, which tips off in a few weeks.
Get well soon, Vando, and good luck.