Pistons And Nuggets Strike A Deal

The Detroit Pistons have acquired Bol Bol from the Denver Nuggets for Rodney McGruder and a 2022 second-round pick.

Bol, a 7-foot-2 power forward, should be given far more chances to succeed on a weaker Detroit team. In 14 games this season, he has averaged 2.4 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 0,4 assists per contest. Those stats are low, but it's also important to note that he's also only averaged 5.8 minutes per game. Given the fact that he's also still only 22 years old, he has plenty of time to develop as a player and is receiving a better opportunity to do so with the Pistons. 

McGruder is a shooting guard who is being brought in to provide more depth for the Nuggets. In 17 games this season, the 30-year-old has averaged 2.5 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 0.6 assists. Unlike Bol, he comes with a very solid amount of NBA experience. In 251 career games between the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, and Pistons, he has averaged 5.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. When seeing as how the Nuggets are also getting themselves a second-round pick, this isn't too bad of a move for them, either.

It will be interesting to see how these two perform with their new franchises. Ultimately, this is a small, but intriguing move.

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