Brian Robb: The future second-round pick the Celtics are receiving from the Magic in Bol Bol, PJ Dozier trade is heavily protected and likely won’t convey, league sources tell MassLive.
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Adrian Wojnarowski: The Celtics are trading PJ Dozier and Bol Bol, for a future second, cash to the Magic for a second-round pick, sources tell ESPN. Dozier and Bol are both out for the season. Cost-savings for Boston.
Mike Singer: #Nuggets are also sending out a second-round pick in the deal, source tells @denverpost .
Brian Robb: Celtics acquiring an injured Bol Bol and PJ Dozier is effectively a salary dump for the present. Allows team to cut about $4 million in salary (avoiding tax territory) and maybe get a look at some intriguing young guys once they get healthy. Assume 2nd round pick sent out too.
Shams Charania: Denver Nuggets forward Bol Bol has decided to undergo surgery on his foot and will be sidelined for 8-to-12 weeks, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Bol’s trade to Detroit was voided last week because of issue with physical exam.
Michael Singer: What I know: The #Nuggets believed Bol was healthy. Michael Malone said so. Bol went to Detroit via the trade, failed a physical and opted for foot surgery. This is where we’re at right now.
After learning that the Pistons voided the Bol Bol deal, Motiejunas spoke out about the situation. “I was failed on physicals and told by Detroit doctors I will not play basketball again. Six years later, I am still here and have many years to go,” Motiejunas tweeted. “They [are] destroying young players’ names and futures in [the] NBA by doing this…”
Motiejunas has spent the last few years playing overseas, and he pointed out that his value took a hit after the Pistons’ doctors determined that he failed his physical. “No one looked at me the same after that situation,” he tweeted. “How many times [will] the NBPA let this happen? They are destroying young players’ careers… When stuff like that happens, you [can’t] stay quiet.”
Detroit Pistons PR: The Detroit #Pistons/Denver Nuggets trade of Rodney McGruder and draft consideration in exchange for Bol Bol has been rescinded because medical clearance was not received for all players involved.
Mike Singer: Breaking: The Bol Bol trade to Detroit is off, league source tells @denverpost.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Denver’s Bol Bol trade with Detroit has been voided, sources tell ESPN. The Pistons didn’t pass Bol on his physical with team.
Rod Beard: #Pistons Rex Kalamian on Bol Bol: “I’m excited.”
The Denver Nuggets have acquired guard Rodney McGruder from Detroit and a 2022 second round draft pick via Brooklyn in exchange for Bol Bol, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
The Detroit Pistons are acquiring 7-foot-2 Bol Bol in a trade with the Denver Nuggets, sources told ESPN on Sunday. Detroit will send Rodney McGruder and a 2022 second-round pick via the Brooklyn Nets for Bol, sources said. Bol, 22, has shown flashes of promise with Denver, but has never found traction in a deep and talented Nuggets frontcourt. Detroit will give Bol an opportunity to get more consistent minutes as it continues to gather up young talent as part of its rebuild.
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Denver has repeatedly been mentioned by league sources as a Ball suitor, rumored to have offered Bol Bol in those early conversations. Yet New Orleans did have the opportunity to select the Oregon product in the 2019 draft, plus the opportunity to sign him to a two-way contract, sources said, and the Pelicans came away with Brazilian combo guard Didi Louzada instead.
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May 20, 2022 | 8:25 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: 2021-22 NBA All-Defensive teams: First team: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mikal Bridges, Rudy Gobert, Jaren Jackson Jr., Marcus Smart Second team: Bam Adebayo, Draymond Green, Jrue Holiday, Matisse Thybulle, Robert Williams III
Bobby Marks: Robert Williams has a $223,215 bonus as part of his rookie extension. However, because Williams is still in the fourth year of his rookie scale contract, the bonus is not earned. The bonus is now deemed likely and his cap hit for 2022-23 is adjusted to $10,937,502.
Melissa Rohlin: Gary Payton II (fractured left elbow) has started to do various light individual on-court activities and will be re-evaluated in one week. Andre Iguodala (disc injury in his neck) continues to show progress and an update will come when he’s cleared to practice.
May 20, 2022 | 7:27 pm EDT Update
The Lakers appear poised to make a decision on their coaching position soon, with Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson and former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts the finalists for the job that became vacant when Frank Vogel was fired at season’s end. But as the final round of interviews is set, sources tell The Athletic that Ham appears to have made the strongest impression yet.