Nuggets acquire Rodney McGruder from Pistons for Bol Bol

FILE PHOTO: NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Detroit Pistons
FILE PHOTO: Mar 15, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Rodney McGruder (17) dribbles toward San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl (25) during the first quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

January 10, 2022

The Denver Nuggets acquired guard Rodney McGruder and a 2022 second-round draft pick from the Detroit Pistons on Monday in exchange for center Bol Bol.

McGruder, 30, is in his second season with the Pistons after spending time with the Miami Heat (2016-19) and Los Angeles Clippers (2019-20). In 17 games this season, the 6-foot-4 guard is averaging 2.5 points over 9.5 minutes per game.

He has career averages of 5.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 251 games (118 starts).

The Pistons are gaining size in the 7-foot-2 Bol, something that has been lacking on their roster.

Bol, 22, was the 44th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He has appeared in only 53 games (two starts), averaging 2.7 points and 1.2 rebounds over 6.2 minutes per game.

In 14 games with the Nuggets this season, he’s averaging 5.8 minutes, 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds game. He is a son of former NBA center Manute Bol.

–Field Level Media