The Pistons can be sending veteran taking pictures guard Rodney McGruder and a future second-round draft choice to the Nuggets in trade for intriguing younger energy ahead Bol Bol, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Denver can be including a future 2022 second-round decide that Detroit initially acquired from the Nets, per Woj and James Edwards III of The Athletic.
There’s extra personnel information out of Denver. The Nuggets will improve the contract of guard Davon Reed, at the moment signed to his third 10-day hardship exception contract, to a two-way deal, in keeping with Mike Singer of the Denver Put up. To make a two-way slot out there for Reed, Denver will launch present two-way participant Petr Cornelie.
In 12 video games with Denver, together with two begins, Reed is averaging 4.4 factors on a .457/.350/.800 taking pictures line, together with 3.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals.
Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press notes that the addition of Bol will assist a depleted Detroit squad up entrance, which Sankofa identifies as one of many 8-30 membership’s key weaknesses. Woj additionally tweets that the addition of the 7-foot-2 Bol can be a chance for the rebuilding Pistons to take a flyer on a younger large man with upside.
This season, the 22-year-old Bol is averaging 2.4 factors and 1.4 rebounds in 5.8 minutes per recreation. Final season throughout eight video games with the Windy Metropolis Bulls, Bol averaged 12.0 factors, 5.8 rebounds and a pair of.3 blocks.
ESPN’s Bobby Marks notes that, by sending the expiring $2.15M deal of Bol out in trade for the $1.7M expiring deal of McGruder, the Nuggets will carve out further area beneath the NBA’s luxurious tax. Denver is now $2.4M below the posh line.
The 6-foot-4 McGruder, 30, has not made a lot of an affect throughout his two seasons in Detroit. This season, he’s averaging simply 2.5 factors and 1.6 rebounds throughout 9.5 minutes per recreation, in 17 of the membership’s 38 contests.