Although he is currently fighting to get a second shot at the big time, the former Golden Empire Warriors Big man Jordan Bell has certainly made his mark during his time with the club. As a rookie in the 2017-18 season, he wowed Dubs fans with his stellar dribbles and locked-in defense.
He also helped the Warriors to their final victory NBA title of that season.
More recently, however, the celebrity Oregon Ducks teamed up with Golden State’s G-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors. Bell has also made good use of his time in the Development Dubs, scoring 10.7 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 steals per contest in more than 10 appearances.
However, he will work hard to trade under the supervision of another institution in the future.
Bell Traded by Santa Cruz
According to an announcement on January 31, the Santa Cruz Warriors traded Bell to the Indiana Pacers’ G League branch, Fort Wayne Mad Ants. In exchange for a 4/5 all-in, Santa Cruz received a first-round draft pick from Crazy Ant-Man (from Texas Legends, via Austin Spurs).
As revealed, Bell will wear the number 6 shirt with his new team.
While Bell is making a move across the country, it’s worth noting that he will remain a call-up option for Golden State in case the club find themselves in need of a player. Regardless of the trade, he’s eligible to sign with any NBA team of his choice, should another opportunity arise.
Such was the case earlier this season when he was signed a 10-day contract by an ailing Chicago Bulls team under tough exception. However, he ended up only appearing in one game for the franchise he originally sketched out, playing only two minutes.
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A Brief History of Bell’s Basketball Career
While in Oregon, the 6-foot-8 Bell was a Draymond Green (unlikely three-pointer), scoring the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2017 while showing off his Swiss Army knife skills. Si. As a result, he was selected to the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft with an overall pick of 37.
After a draft night moving to Golden State, he appeared in 57 games for the Warriors as a rookie, 13 of which were starts. Although he didn’t play heavy minutes continuously, Bell certainly made his presence known whenever he was on the hardwood court.
Every 36 minutes, he averages Draymond-esque 11.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.5 blocks and 1.6 steals.
He also performed well in the 2018 Finals. However, in his second year, his minutes dropped from 14.2 nights to 11.6 and after the ’18-19 season, he picked up. signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Since then, he has also spent time with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Washington Wizards, the Dubs (again) and the Bulls.
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