Warriors rumours: Jordan Bell linked to NBA, exec predicts

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Jordan Bell and Quinn Cook of the Golden State Warriors joke before a 2018 Summer League fight with the LA Clippers.

Jordan Bell hit hardwood for Team USA on Thursday night as the Americans resumed their efforts to secure their spot in the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023. Facing an energetic team from Puerto Rico, former Golden State Warriors was at his best Jordan Bell to help his team to a resounding victory.

In 23 minutes of play for Team Red, White and Blue, Bell scored eight points on 4-of-6 shooting, adding eight rebounds, three blocks, three steals and two assists. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico was trailed by 21 points when down.

Of course, Warriors fans are well aware of what the big man can do on the court. And despite his current status as a G Leaguer, it seems the decision makers of the Association are too.

According to a league executive, the 2018 NBA champion could return to the big show sooner rather than later.


Bell on the way to the return of the NBA?


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Heavy.com’s Sean Deveney was told by the exec that a depressed buyout market could open the door for Bell to land a spot with a team looking to make a late-season push.

“I think there’s been a lot of disappointment so far in the buyout stuff, there just haven’t been the kind of guys out there who could help you out,” they said. “And those who can, they quickly get caught. I think a lot of teams wonder if they have a role to fill, who can fill it? »

Enter Dub Nation’s favorite, which sometimes sounded like a poor man’s Draymond Green during his two-plus years in the Bay Area.

“Bell’s a guy with experience, he’s got talent, you can put him down in any situation and you’ll pretty much know you’re going to get athleticism and shot blocking, rebounding He will be as good an option as anyone if things don’t change much.

From an executive’s perspective, there’s no doubting his talents – it’s the mental aspect that needs to be considered.

“With him, it’s always fair, he has his head screwed, right? If he can do that, he should be back on a roster soon.

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Bell continues to rock the G League

When the Bulls brought Bell back into the NBA fold as a tough signing earlier this season, he didn’t get much of a chance to show off his skills. Ultimately, he appeared in just one game for Chicago, logging just two minutes of field time, before the team decided to let him walk.

However, he had a real opportunity to shine in the G League.

In 18 combined games (including 16 starts) with the Santa Cruz Warriors and Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Bell averaged 10.7 points, 11.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.4 interceptions. He also connected on 58.8% of his shot attempts.

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