Nuggets Assign Vlatko Cancar to Erie BayHawks

By Michael Somrak | November 8, 2019


 ERIE, PA – The Denver Nuggets announced today they have assigned Vlatko Cancar to the Erie BayHawks, NBA G League Affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans.

Cancar (6-8, 236) appeared in 155 games (93 starts) international games prior to his time with the Nuggets, averaging 9.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 22.2 minutes. The Koper, Slovenia native saw action in his first NBA regular season game on October 31 against the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Erie BayHawks, presented by LECOM, are the NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans. The NBA G League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. The BayHawks, established in 2008, play their home games at Erie Insurance Arena and were one of the first teams in the G League to establish a marquee partnership.  The BayHawks marquee partner, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), LECOM School of Dental Medicine and LECOM School of Pharmacy offer innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. From campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida, LECOM provides student-centered pathways to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals.  LECOM physicians serve as the BayHawks medical staff, the team practices at the state-of-the-art LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center, and together the BayHawks and LECOM promote education, health and wellness throughout Erie County.