9. Bol Bol
The 7’2 big man is still trying to find his way in the NBA. His father played a decade in the league, but the second-round pick in 2019 hasn’t had the easiest start. He has struggled to get consistent minutes. Bol was drafted by the Heat but traded to Denver in a draft-night deal. He spent three years in the Mile High City before being dealt three times in one month.
The Nuggets worked out a deal with the Pistons in January of 2022, but the deal was voided after Bol failed his physical. Nine days later, he was traded to the Celtics in a three-team deal. Bol spent less than a month in Boston and never saw the floor before being traded to the Magic.
Bol Bol finally earned a consistent role in the 2022-23 campaign where he averaged 9.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 21.5 minutes per game. The 23-year-old signed with the Phoenix Suns this offseason and will be looking to take the next step.
The Boston Celtics are all-in on trying to win, but having a developmental big man at the backend of the roster can be useful. Bol needs playing time, and it was not going to happen in Boston. The Celtics quickly moved on as the 7’2 big man never took the floor in Beantown.