Timberwolves’ Jordan Bell left Warriors to ‘grow and expand’ his game
Despite enjoying plenty of success in the past two seasons, Jordan Bell decided to leave the Golden State Warriors this summer. The third-year forward, however, is convinced that the move will benefit him in the long run.
Bell signed a one-year deal worth $1.62 million with the Minnesota Timberwolves this summer. The 24-year-old told David Yapkowitz of Basketball Insiders that accepting the offer from the Timberwolves was an easy decision, pointing out that he will be able to grow and expand his game with his new team.
“I just want to grow as a basketball player,” Bell said. “In the summers I work my ass off, in the season I work my ass off. The Warriors was a great opportunity, I loved it, it was great, but I just want to be a better basketball player and keep growing. I just wanted to go somewhere else so I can grow and expand my game.”
Bell was a role player in his first two seasons in Golden State. In two seasons, he played a total of 125 games, logging in 12.8 minutes per contest. Last season, he posted just 3.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 11.6 minutes per game — numbers that he is expecting to improve once his journey in Minnesota begins this 2019-20 campaign.