Bol Bol the son of former NBA player Manute Bol was selected as the 44th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
The Miami Heat used its second round rights to select the 7-foot-2 player who was earlier invited to sit in the “green room” of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
On that same draft day, he was traded to Denver Nuggets, a team that has no picks from neither rounds for a future second rounder.
Bol was projected as one of the top-five picks in this year’s draft but it seems that most of the teams weren’t ready to take the risk. Yet, not for the Nuggets.
Denver is not new in this situation. Last year they also took a similar risk by drafting Michael Porter Jr., who was also projected as a top-five picks but slid to pick 14.
The younger Bol wanted to prove that those teams who skipped him during the draft will someday realize they made a bad move.
“I just want to prove everyone wrong and come out and be the best player I can be,” he added.
Health issues and injuries might be the main factors why Bol fell in the second round. Yet, the son of one of the tallest player ever played in the NBA confirmed that he’s now fit to play.
“My foot is 100 percent healed,” Bol said Thursday night. “I just recently started to get back on the court about a month ago.”
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