Pistons Send Rodney McGruder, Second-Round Pick To Nuggets For Bol Bol
The Detroit Pistons made their first move of the season Sunday by sending Rodney McGruder and a 2022 second-round pick to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Bol Bol.
The 2022 pick was acquired from the Brooklyn Nets, and now Detroit is without a second-round selection in June’s draft.
Bol, son of former NBA center Manute Bol, is 7’2” with a 7’8” wingspan. Taken 44th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft, he’s played 328 career NBA minutes and has averaged 2.7 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.2 minutes. He averaged 12 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks in about 19 minutes per game in the G League team last season and will be a restricted free agent this summer.
The Pistons are still waiting for the return of center Kelly Olynyk from a left knee sprain.
Born in Sudan, Bol, 22, played nine games in his lone season at Oregon before having season-ending foot surgery and declaring for the NBA Draft.
The 30-year-old McGruder played 17 games this season with the Pistons off the bench after playing in 16 last year. He’s averaged 2.5 points in 9.5 minutes this season.
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