Jordan Bell gone from Warriors, signs with Timberwolves
July 12, 2019
8:45 p.m. ET
The Minnesota Timberwolves signed forward/center Jordan Bell today.
The 24-year-old Bell, listed at 6-foot-9 and 224 pounds, has played two NBA seasons, both with the Warriors. As a rookie in 2017-18 he played in 57 games, including 13 starts, averaging 4.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game. Last season he averaged 3.3 points in 11.6 minutes per game.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, "though the Warriors anticipated Bell would build upon a promising rookie season, he regressed in points (from 4.6 to 3.3) and shooting percentage (62.7 percent to 51.6 percent). Though the Warriors remained intrigued with his athleticism and playmaking, the Warriors also became frustrated with his decision-making, preparation and maturity."
Bell played college hoops at Oregon, and was drafted by the Bulls early second round, 38th overall, in 2017 before having his rights traded to the Warriors.
The Timberwolves finished last season with a 36-46 record. Their offense was a bit above average, but their defense was a major issue.