V. Cancar Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Vlatko Čančar Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

V. Cancar (born April 10, 1997) plays professional basketball in Slovenia for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA (NBA). He is a small forward despite his height of 6 feet, 9 inches (2.06 metres). V. Cancar signed a five-year contract with Union Olimpija on April 16, 2015.

V. Cancar Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The Serbian team Mega Leks signed V. Cancar on June 30, 2016, marking V. Cancar’s departure from Olimpija.

Vlatko Čančar Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The 13th of June, 2018, V. Cancar inked a two-year contract with the Spanish club San Pablo Burgos. The Denver Nuggets and V. Cancar signed a rookie contract on the first of August, 2019.

The Denver Nuggets picked an’ar with the 49th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draught, which took place on June 22. In a 114-103 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on 13 May 2021, V. Cancar scored a career-high 14 points off the bench.

V. Cancar hurt his right foot on January 3, 2022, when the Dallas Mavericks beat the team 89-103. A fracture of the right fifth metatarsal was discovered two days later. After undergoing surgery on the 7th of January, V. Cancar was sidelined for at least three months with a fracture.

V. Cancar’s Olympic experience was not dampened by missing out on a chance to prove himself against the best basketball team in the world by a single basket. V. Cancar, a third-year player for the Denver Nuggets, was one of two NBA players on Slovenia’s team alongside Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic.

After losing in the semifinals to eventual champion France by a score of 90–89, the Slovenians were eliminated in the bronze medal game to Australia. V. Cancar contributed 11 points and nine boards as France fell to the United States and their roster of NBA all-stars in the finals.

In the final game of his first Olympics, he scored eight points and grabbed four boards. In the preliminary round, he scored 22 points to lead Slovenia to victory over Spain and 12 points to beat Facundo Campazzo of the Nuggets in Slovenia’s first Olympic basketball game, a victory.


V. Cancar used to play basketball for the Slovenian national team. When he was on the squad, they won the 2017 EuroBasket tournament, making him a hero at home.

V. Cancar ar competed for Slovenia at the Olympic Basketball Tournament in Tokyo, Japan in 2020. The Nuggets and V. Cancar signed a new three-year contract on July 7, 2022.


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