Bol Bol to Nuggets: Best Twitter Reaction for Denver's 2nd-Round NBA Draft Pick

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 21, 2019

BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 20: Bol Bol shakes hands with NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum after being selected number forty four overall by the Miami Heat during the 2019 NBA Draft on June 20, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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It seemingly took all night, but Bol Bol was finally selected with the No. 44 pick of the 2019 NBA draft. While the Miami Heat selected him, he was sent to the Denver Nuggets for a future second-round pick and cash, per Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Bol Bol is headed to the Nuggets carrying on his father’s legacy 🙏 https://t.co/SBjAhbhJiS

This seems like a major drop for a player who was considered by some to be a top-10 talent.

Even with the long wait, he was excited about the opportunity:

John Canzano @johncanzanobft

Bol Bol: “I’ve been dreaming of this my whole life and it feels pretty good.” Bol has a chance to make the league's GMs look dumb. Up to him now.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Bol Bol has a chip on his shoulder https://t.co/REbpzNyjNo

There were several question marks about Bol that caused him to slide:

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Wow. Bol Bol heading to @nuggets. Because of questions about him: body, injuries, effort, I wasn’t huge fan. Hope he heads to Denver with a giant chip on his shoulder and proves everyone (including me) wrong. He’s a young man with an @NBA dream.

Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass

Asking around, haven't yet heard any specific/hidden red flag for why Bol lasted til 44, outside of the obvious "foot issues, motor, etc."

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor

Bol Bol's medicals are not good, I'm told. The feedback on him wasn't great either.

Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman rated him the No. 21 prospect in the class on his final big board.

However, several current Nuggets players were excited about his acquisition:

Monte Morris @BigGameTae

We will love BOL BOL in Denver 😏🙏🏾🔒

Jarred Vanderbilt @JVando

Yessirr Bol Bol Lets get it!!😈

Kyle Kuzma is also a fan of the prospect:

kuz @kylekuzma

BOL just flexed!!! “Y’all seen my YouTube highlights stop playin w me” respect🤙🏽

His highlights during his short freshman season were noteworthy:

ESPN @espn

Nuggets fans, here's what you're getting in 7-foot-3 Bol Bol 💪 https://t.co/jhjAWvgpOe

It's the second straight season the Nuggets went with a high-upside but risky option in the draft:

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn

Denver is drafting a second straight rehab project --- Michael Porter Jr., and now Bol Bol. Porter Jr., was a redshirt with the Nuggets and has showed the tremendous promise of his high school career in recent months. Now, Denver turns its attention to Bol.

Justin Rowan 🇨🇦 @Cavsanada

Bol and MPJ is an all time great hardship exception duo

Marc Moser TV @RadioMoser

The @nuggets are sly, super duper sly. Bol Bol could end up as a really awesome piece for the future and the fact they’ve set themselves up to be able to do this is (again) is freakin’ awesome. They turned a ho-hum draft where they had zero picks into a potentially serious player

Bol has a chance to be one of the biggest steals of the night.