DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets finalized a deal with Detroit on Monday that will send the Big Bowl to the Pistons.
In exchange, the Nuggets received goaltender Rodney McGruder as well as a 2022 second-round pick via Brooklyn.
The 7ft 2in Bol is the son of the late Manute Bol, who played 10 years in the NBA. Bol Bol was Miami’s 44th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and was acquired by Denver in a draft night trade. He played 53 games in three seasons with the Nuggets and averaged 2.7 points. He shot 47.8% from the field.
McGruder has played 17 games for the Pistons this season. He averaged 2.5 points and 1.6 rebounds. McGruder was not drafted in the 2013 NBA Draft after playing for Kansas State. He played abroad in Hungary in 2013-14 and made stints in the G League before signing with Miami.
McGruder, 30, has played 251 games with the Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Pistons.
Denver may not be done tinkering with its list. Nuggets coach Michael Malone touched on the possibility of adding veteran center DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday: “We’re going to wait and see what happens,” said Malone. “Talented player, someone I’m very close to. And if he comes to Denver I think it would be a great opportunity to reconnect with him. But nothing has been done about it.
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