Jordan Bell agrees to deal with Timberwolves
The deal is reportedly for one year worth $1.6 million.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 1, 2019
Bell spent the first two years of his career playing for the Warriors. However, after a strong rookie year in 2017-18, his production took a hit last year. He only played an average of 11.3 minutes in 68 regular season games, during which he put up 3.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He did show flashes of being a dependable big man in the playoffs thogh, especially when some of Golden State’s players went down with injuries.
Bell will probably have a bigger role playing for the Timberwolves. It wouldn’t be a surprise if he starts alongside Karl-Anthony Towns sometime next season. He’s an excellent rebounder and a good rim protector as well.
As for the Warriors, they have now lost three members of their 2017 championship team. Kevin Durant has decided to sign a four-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, while Andre Iguodala was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Dubs have acquired All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell, but there are reports that they might trade him too.
Although the Warriors and the Timberwolves are still separated by a wide margin in terms of competence and championship mettle, Bell still decided to join the latter for a fresh start. It is uncertain what his future will be in Minnesota, but he will definitely be a key part of that team if he continues to improve moving forward.