DETROIT – Jan. 10, 2022 – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has acquired Bol Bol from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Rodney McGruder and draft consideration.
Bol, 7-2, 220, has seen action in 53 career NBA games (two starts) with the Nuggets and averaged 2.7 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.2 minutes per game. Drafted 44th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Miami HEAT, Bol was traded to the Nuggets on draft night and signed a two-way contract on Sept. 4, 2019. He signed a regular NBA contract on Nov. 24, 2020.
Bol played one collegiate season at the University of Oregon where he averaged 21.0 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 2.7 blocks per game in 29.8 minutes.
A native of Sudan, Bol is the son of former NBA player, the late Manute Bol.
McGruder, 6-4, 205, appeared in 33 games with the Pistons over the last two seasons and averaged 4.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 10.8 minutes. The five-year NBA veteran was acquired by Detroit from the L.A. Clippers as part of a three-team trade that also included the Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 19, 2020. He re-signed as a free agent on Aug. 10, 2021.