Jordan Bell believes positionless basketball fits him perfectly with Timberwolves
Jordan Bell believes that today’s era of positionless basketball fits him perfectly especially with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Bell shared his thoughts on how seamless his adjustment with the Timberwolves during his introductory press conference on Tuesday. Per the Timberwolves PR:
Jordan Bell touches on how the current NBA is positionless and that fits him perfectly here in Minnesota. #Twolves
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) July 23, 2019
The Timberwolves will be the second team in Bell’s three-year career. He first his first two years as a pro with the Golden State Warriors where he was able to snag one title.
Given the Warriors’ playstyle — which employs a free-flowing, positionless offense — it’ll be relatively easy for Bell to adjust. Bell was able to play at least three positions during his time with the Warriors. He was able to do so given his mobile frame and quick feet.
In two seasons with the Warriors, the 6-foot-9 Bell averaged 3.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 12.8 minutes per game and 125 appearances. He shot 57.0 percent from the field and 64.7 percent from the free-throw line.
Bell will be joining the young and talented Wolves squad led by head coach Ryan Saunders. He’ll join young stars in Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Josh Okogie, Jeff Teague, among others. From the looks of it, the Wolves already have the right pieces that can make a contender team.
It’s just a matter of developing that much-needed chemistry that’s present in all teams who are successful. For the last 15 seasons, the Wolves just made it to the playoffs once (2017-2018 season). In the upcoming season, they are looking to break that curse.