Denver Nuggets Shut Deal With Pistons, Ship Bol Bol To Detroit, Obtain Rodney McGruder, and Draft Choose – CBS Denver

DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets signed a deal with Detroit on Monday that will send the big man Bol Bol to the Pistons.

Bol Bol of the Denver Nuggets poses for a portrait during Denver Nuggets Media Day on September 30, 2019 in Denver. (Credit: Justin Tafoya / Getty Images)

In return, the Nuggets received Guardian Rodney McGruder along with a 2022 second-round pick over Brooklyn.

The 7-foot-2 Bol is the son of the late Manute Bol, who played in the NBA for 10 years. Bol Bol was Miami’s 44th overall selection in the 2019 NBA draft and was acquired by Denver in a draft night trade. He played with the Nuggets in 53 games over three seasons, averaging 2.7 points. He shot 47.8% out of the field.

McGruder saw 17 games for the Pistons that season. He averaged 2.5 points and 1.6 rebounds. McGruder wasn’t drafted in the 2013 NBA draft after playing in Kansas State. He played overseas in Hungary in 2013-14 and had G-League stints before signing with Miami.

Rodney McGruder at the Spectrum Center on January 5, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Rodney McGruder at the Spectrum Center on January 5, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman / Getty Images)

McGruder, 30, has played 251 games with the Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Pistons.

Denver is not allowed to tinker with its roster. On Sunday, Nuggets coach Michael Malone may address adding veterans center DeMarcus Cousins, “We’ll see what happens,” Malone said. “A talented player, someone I’m very close to. And if he gets to Denver, I think it would be a great opportunity to get in touch with him again. But nothing was done on this front. “

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