“Can the Nuggets trade Bol Bol please?”: Bol Bol shockingly likes tweet in favor of him being traded from Denver as he’s been ‘riding the bench for three years straight’

Samir Mehdi
|Published 27/10/2021

Bol Bol likes a tweet that requests the Denver Nuggets to trade him elsewhere as he seems to agree with him being too talented to be benched. 

The Denver Nuggets seem to be knee-deep in talented 6’9 or more players that can do a little bit of everything. Of course, they boast the reigning MVP with Nikola Jokic at the helm and have also signed Michael Porter Jr on for a 5-year supermax deal worth over $200 million. Bol Bol is yet another addition to this squad who’s a unicorn of sorts. 

The son of legendary Washington Bullets star, Manute Bol, Bol Bol inherited his father’s genes in both height and skill. He has shown flashes of being someone who can take the rock coast to coast for either a dunk or finding a guard flaring out to the perimeter.

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His half-court is yet to develop into something that is viable for a contending team like the Nuggets to utilize but it’s impossible for him to grow while riding the bench for the most crucial parts of a game. 

Bol Bol likes a tweet that requests the Nuggets to trade him. 

There were rumblings around the league that the Denver Nuggets were being called for Bol Bol and other assets and players in return for a star level player. He was included in trade talks for guys like Jrue Holiday and Aaron Gordon, with the latter materializing but with Bol not included in the package. 

Seems as though the 7’3 ‘unicorn’ wouldn’t mind being traded away from ‘Mile High City’ as he recently liked a tweet from a fan that clearly requested the Nuggets to trade him elsewhere. The fan would go on to say that talent like him is being wasted by riding the bench for three years straight.

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In all fairness, the Nuggets do have a fairly reliable front line consisting of guys like JaMychal Green and Jeff Green coming off the bench. However, the fan is right in that Bol Bol should be given a chance, especially with Jamal Murray out, he’ll have more time to showcase his on-the-ball skills. 

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Samir Mehdi

Samir Mehdi

Samir Mehdi is an NBA Editor at The Sportsrush. Ever since he was 13 years old, he’s been obsessed with the game of basketball. From watching Kobe Bryant’s highlights on YouTube to now, analyzing and breaking down every single game on League Pass, Samir’s passion for the game is unwavering. He's a complete basketball junkie who not only breaks down current games but also keenly watches ones from the 60s’ and 70s’ while also reading comprehensive books on the history of the league. Samir’s life revolves around basketball and he hopes that shows in his work. Aside from work, he loves to spend time in the gym and with his friends at social gatherings.

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