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Why Bol Bol Is Reportedly Slipping In The NBA Draft Tonight

A closeup of Bol Bol.

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MARCH 28: Bol Bol #1 of the Oregon Ducks looks on from the bench against the Virginia Cavaliers during the second half of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at the KFC YUM! Center on March 28, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Oregon big man Bol Bol was dressed to impress at the NBA Draft, just waiting to hear his name called.

Bol is one of the players in attendance at the NBA Draft tonight in Brooklyn. After an injury-shortened freshman campaign, he was still expected to be a first-round pick.

As the picks went by, Bol remained on the draft board. After over 25 picks went by, a report emerged as to why he was falling in the draft.

"Bol Bol's medicals are not good, I'm told. The feedback on him wasn't great either," NBA insider Chris Fedor revealed on Thursday night.

Earlier this week, a report suggested Bol weighed in at just 208 pounds at the NBA combine. For someone who stands over 7-feet tall, weighing in at just over 200 pounds isn't great.

After he suffered the injury at Oregon, Bol reportedly lost nearly 30 pounds - which would explain why NBA teams aren't lining up to draft him in the first round.

At some point the potential of Bol Bol as a player will outweigh the risk - though that might not come in the first round.

Perhaps the Golden State Warriors will take a shot on him.

Stay tuned for the latest from the NBA Draft.