Timberwolves’ Jordan Bell admits he learned a lot from Draymond Green during time with Warriors
In Bell’s introductory press conference with the Timberwolves, the 6-foot-9 center acknowledged his time with the Warriors and even credited Draymond Green for showing him the type of work ethic needed to succeed in today’s NBA.
Bell: The main thing that I’m bringing here is how to win and taking what I learned in Golden State…specifically mentions Draymond Green as someone he learned a lot of from during his time with the Warriors. #Twolves
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) July 23, 2019
In two seasons with the Bay Area franchise, Bell averaged 3.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 12.8 minutes per game and 125 appearances, shooting 57.0 percent from the field and 64.7 percent from the free throw line.
Bell also appeared in 32 playoff games for the Warriors across two postseasons, averaging 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.7 minutes a contest. The former University of Oregon standout played sparse minutes on the title-contending Warriors while Green, Looney, JaVale McGee and Andrew Bogut saw time at center over Bell.
Golden State bought Bell’s draft rights for $3.5 million from the Chicago Bulls in 2017 after he left the Ducks and was selected with the 38th overall pick in the second round.
The Warriors have since replaced the one-time NBA champion with center Willie Cauley-Stein and re-signed big man Kevon Looney. Bell inked a one-year minimum deal worth nearly $1.6 million with the Timbolves this offseason.