Bol Bol, a projected NBA Draft lottery pick heading into the 2018-19 season, found himself waiting the Green Room a little longer than anticipated on Thursday night.
The former Oregon Ducks standout, the son of former NBA player Manute Bol, fell out of the first round and into the middle of the second.
The Miami Heat selected him at No. 44 overall, but his night didn't end there.
Miami draft Bol, but shipped him to Denver.
Bol Bol reportedly slipped as teams had concerns about his medicals and work ethic stemming from his time in AAU ball. The five-star recruit missed the end of the 2018-19 season with an injury.
"Bol Bol's medicals are not good, I'm told. The feedback on him wasn't great either," Chris Fedor reported.
Denver has one of the best young cores in the league and doesn't mind taking a shot on a project player. The Nuggets drafted Michael Porter Jr. who sat out the full 2018-19 season as he recovered from a back injury.
Bol was the No. 4 player in the 2018 class according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings. In limited action with the Ducks, Bol showed he's one of the mist-gifted big men in the country.
The Nuggets lost to the Portland Trail Blazers in the playoffs this season.