Feedback and medicals on Nuggets’ Bol Bol are ‘not good’, explains massive slide
Bol Bol, the 7-foot-3, 208-pound center turned in uninviting medical results which explain his massive slide in the 2019 NBA Draft. Bol was selected 44th overall by the Miami Heat during the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday. However, he was traded to the Denver Nuggets not long after.
Bol Bol's medicals are not good, I'm told. The feedback on him wasn't great either.
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) June 21, 2019
The Heat select Bol Bol with the No. 44 pick in the 2019 #NBADraft!
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 21, 2019
His draft position comes as a surprise to some. Especially since he averaged 21.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks across nine games with the Oregon Ducks in his lone year with the team. He also shot 56.1 percent from the field, 52 percent from three and 75.7 percent, from the free throw line. Bol — the son of former NBA player Manute Bol — was primed to be next NBA star given his length and shooting ability.
However, his rise was cut short when he suffered a non-displaced fracture of the navicular bone in his left foot. It subsequently brought his draft stock down as NBA team’s feared that Bol’s injury might hurt them in the long run.
But it would be hasty to conclude that Bol’s NBA career is about to go south. His health might be a problem but it doesn’t mean that it can’t be fixed and treated. Once he regains his health and improves on his defensive awareness, then we might see a star on the rise in Bol, especially with the Nuggets who could afford to let the center take his time.