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2019 NBA Draft: Heat select Bol Bol with #44 pick, trade him to Nuggets

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The center slid to the second round but is now on the move to Denver.

NCAA Basketball: Green Bay at Oregon Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat selected Oregon center Bol Bol with the #44 pick in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft and subsequently traded him to the Denver Nuggets.

The son of NBA legend Manute Bol only played nine games with the Oregon Ducks due to injury but has an impressive skill set. Bol Bol, who measures 7’-3”, slid way down in the draft and would have made an interesting project for the Heat, who instead shifted their focus on Stanford forward KZ Okpala in a trade with the Indiana Pacers earlier in the second round.

The Heat will receive a future second round pick and cash considerations in exchange for Bol Bol, helping the Heat round out the three second round picks they must now convey to the Pacers. Miami had previously acquired the #44 pick from the Atlanta Hawks last night for a future conditional second round pick and $1.88 million cash.