Nuggets Acquire No. 44 Pick Bol Bol From Heat

11:28pm: The trade is now official, per an announcement from the Nuggets. The draft pick the Heat received in the trade is a 2022 second-rounder, according to a press release from Miami.

10:51pm: The Nuggets have reached an agreement to trade for No. 44 pick Bol Bol, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (via Twitter). The Heat officially selected the Oregon center, but will send his draft right rights to Denver.

Miami will receive a future second-rounder and cash from Denver, Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated tweets.

The freshman big man, who only played nine games for the Ducks due to a foot injury, took the biggest slide in the draft. The son of former NBA center Manute Bol projected as a mid-first round selection and was one of 20 players invited to the Green Room.

Bol could miss a sizable chunk of next season, so the Nuggets are essentially bringing in another rehab project for the second straight draft. They acquired the rights to forward Michael Porter Jr. in the first round last summer and Porter sat out the entire season.

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13 thoughts on “Nuggets Acquire No. 44 Pick Bol Bol From Heat

  1. stretch123

    Darn it wanted Miami to keep him… he could end up being a superstar if healthy.

  2. Jason Lancaster

    Man the Nuggets did it again. Two years, two potential greats that slipped due to injury concerns. Super smart.

  3. KnicksFanCavsFan

    Very smart move by the Nuggets. for cash considerations you take that risk for a guy with his potential and you take it slow with him.

  4. OofAndYikes

    Terrible, terrible, terrible decision. What are you doing, Riley?

    • jkoms57

      Only 30 others teams passed on him, and half of them twice, so wouldn’t blame Riley.

      However it is strange that a guy with Jokic potential fell so far

      • washington_bonercats

        Uhhhh you’re saying Bol Bol, AKA Slim from A Bug’s Life, has Jokic potential? I’m concerned.

      • king beas

        The best passing big in the league is similar to a guy just avg 1 assist in 30 mins in college. Dudes a black hole

  5. x%sure

    I hope HR does a poll on Bol’s chances. Just so one side can laugh at the other.

  6. bigun

    What, was Manute Jr. too complicated? Bol Bol? Maybe dad stuttered when filling out the birth certificate? What are we supposed to call him, Bol, Bol or Bol Bol, Bol2? Double Bol? Somebody please help!

  7. Miami did well. They had just purchased the pick essentially for cash (1.88 mm), and some path to a very late 2024 2nd. Obviously, the guy they wanted wasn’t there (obviously, it wasn’t Bol), so they moved the pick for a real 2022 2nd. The fact that the team that traded for the pick took Bol has nothing to do with Miami.

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