June 22, 2017Drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the 2nd round (49th pick) of the 2017 NBA Draft, but elected to remain overseas.
August 1, 2019Signed a three-year contract with the Denver Nuggets.
Cancar was born April 10, 1997 in Koper, Slovenia. Six days after his 18th birthday, he signed his first pro contract -- a five-year deal with KK Olimpija of the Slovenian league. He left for the Adriatic League after one season and was selected by the Nuggets the following summer in the 2017 NBA Draft. He stayed in Europe and helped Slovenia to a gold medal in EuroBasket 2017, defeating Turkey in the finals. After two more seasons in Spain, Cancar made his way to the United States to sign his rookie deal with Denver.College/International Summary
Cancar signed his first pro deal at the age of 18 with KK Olimpija of the Slovenian League. It was initially a five-year contract, but after one year in the Slovenian league, Cancar moved to KK Mega Basket of the Adriatic League. He was first selected by the Nuggets in the 2017 NBA Draft, but elected to remain overseas. Cancar signed with the Spanish club San Pablo Burgos and played out a two-year deal. He headed for the United States to sign his rookie deal with the Nuggets in August 2019. Cancar made his NBA debut on Oct. 31, 2019 against the Pelicans.