Nuggets news: Bol Bol considered one of the biggest steals of 2019 NBA Draft
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Nuggets’ Bol Bol considered one of the biggest steals of 2019 NBA Draft

Bol Bol, Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets know they are extremely lucky to get Bol Bol with the 44th pick in last June’s draft, and the rest of the 2019 rookies think so, too.

The University of Oregon product was initially touted as a top-five pick, but a foot injury caused his stock to drop prior to the annual rookie selection. Now that he’s 100 percent healthy though, the 2019 rookie class sees the Sudanese big man becoming one of the biggest steals in the draft.

In the annual NBA rookie survey, Bol was voted as the “biggest steal at where he was selected in the Draft,” tied with Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kevin Porter Jr. at 19 percent.

Which rookie was the biggest steal at where he was selected in the Draft?

  1. Bol Bol (44), Denver — 19%

Kevin Porter Jr. (30), Cleveland — 19%

  1. Carsen Edwards (33), Boston — 5%

Nassir Little (25), Portland — 5%

Isaiah Roby (45), Dallas — 5%

Coby White (7), Chicago — 5%

Grant Williams (22), Boston — 5%

In the nine games he played for the University of Oregon, Bol averaged 21.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per contest. He also showed that he can shoot the ball well anywhere in the field, registering a 56.1 percent clip from the field and 52.0 percent from deep.

The 7-foot-2 big man has also started to draw comparisons to Dallas Mavericks superstar Kristaps Porzingis because of his unique combination of size, athleticism, quickness and shooting.

Bol is starting to become a fan-favorite for all the good reasons, and the fact that his fellow rookies see him as a massive draft steal speaks volume about his potential.