Bol, 22, has shown flashes of promise with Denver, but never found traction in a deep and talented Nuggets frontcourt. Detroit would have given Bol an opportunity to get more consistent minutes as it continues to gather young talent as part of its rebuild.
Bol will be a restricted free agent this summer.
The 7-foot-2 Bol was considered a top-10 draft prospect prior to the 2018-19 season at Oregon, but dropped to 44th overall on draft night in 2019 and has averaged only 5.8 minutes in 14 games for Denver this season. Bol has shown flashes of offensive skill in his time with the Nuggets.
Bol is a son of the late Manute Bol, a popular 7-7 center who played for a decade in the NBA.