Bol Bol, a 7-2 center out of the University of Oregon, slipped out of the first round in the 2019 NBA Draft.
He was eventually selected by the Heat with the 44th overall pick and then reportedly traded to the Nuggets.
Bol was projected as a preseason top-five pick and one of just 20 players invited to the Green Room but his draft stock took a hit thanks to a season-ending injury.
Denver has acquired Bol Bol in a trade, league source says. https://t.co/BPtsQCDrVj
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019
Bol showed off his offensive ability in his only season at Oregon.
He averaged 21 points and 9.6 rebounds as a Duck and shot 52% from 3-point range but his presence on defense can be a cause of concern. He struggled to stay with his opponents when guarding on the perimeter.
A few weeks after suffering a stress fracture in his foot, Bol announced his college career was over.
“Playing for my dream school under my favorite Coach Altman has been the Best part of my life and sadly it has come to end sooner than I would Like but thank you for all those who rocking with me & all Oregon fans,” he wrote in an Instagram post at the beginning of the year. “I’m coming back 100x harder & for all the people who doubt me and hate on me keep on doing it.”
Reports surfaced leading up to the draft that Bol and his agent were against sharing his medical records with teams. This reportedly turned off a number of teams.
Bol then held a private workout in front of teams last week to prove he was healthy.
TMZ Sports caught up with Bol at LAX on Monday and he said he felt 100%.