Jordan Bell
Jordan Bell
25-Year-Old CenterC
Cleveland Cavaliers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Bell regressed across nearly every statistical category as a sophomore, contributing minimally in a reserve role that saw him average only 11.6 minutes across 68 appearances. Having signed with the Timberwolves this offseason, he'll be competing with Karl-Anthony Towns, Gorgui Dieng and Noah Vonleh for playing time. Vonleh is coming off a breakout campaign with the Knicks last season, while Dieng boasts a substantial advantage in the experience department. As a result, Bell may very well find himself behind all three on the team's depth chart heading into opening night. Regardless of whether he's able to leapfrog anyone in the rotation, Bell simply hasn't showcased the ability to make much of a statistical impact across an entire season. As a result, he can be avoided in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year contract with the Cavaliers in June of 2020.
Personal Bio

Jordan Bell was born in Los Angeles in 1995. Raised by his mother, Carolyn Gray, along with four siblings, Bell spent four years playing high school at Long Beach Poly High School. He became a defensive force there, averaging 8.8 rebounds and an astounding 4.7 blocks per game as a junior. Bell was even better as a senior, as his offensive game finally caught up to his prodigious defensive talent. He averaged 13.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.8 blocks per game in his final year as a Jackrabbit. Bell moved on to the University of Oregon, where he spent three years and majored in general social science. An active philanthropist, Bell hosted a celebrity basketball game in 2019 to benefit Race to Erase MS, an organization "dedicated to the treatment and eventual cure of multiple sclerosis." You can follow Bell on Twitter @1jordanbell and on Instagram @Jbell.

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Bell was named the 2016-17 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year as a junior, and he made the All Pac-12 second team that same year. The Long Beach, California native led the Pac 12 in blocks for two consecutive seasons, 2015-16 (94) and 2016-17 (88). He also finished first in blocks per game (2.7) in the Pac-12 in the 15-16 season. Along with compiling 2.3 blocks per game in his junior year, he led Oregon in rebounds per game (8.8). Bell helped lead the Ducks to the NCAA Tournament Final Four before losing to North Carolina, the tournament's ultimate winner. Bell announced that he would enter the 2017 NBA Draft after his junior year at Oregon. He was drafted in the second round (38th overall) by the Golden State Warriors.

Inks two-year deal with Cavs
CCleveland Cavaliers
June 29, 2020
Bell and the Cavaliers agreed to terms on a two-year contract Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
The former Oregon standout spent time with Minnesota and Memphis this season before being waived by the Grizzlies in early March. He signed in the G League shortly before the shutdown but will now join the Cavaliers on what's likely a partially guaranteed deal. The 6-foot-8 big man flashed some encouraging potential early in his career with the Warriors, but he logged just 256 NBA minutes in 2019-20. Due to the fact that he was waived after March 1, Bell was ineligible to sign with any of the 22 teams that will finish the season in Orlando, according to Bobby Marks of ESPN.com.
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2018

Bell mainly operated in a reserve role for the Warriors in 2018-19. He played in a career-high 68 games and made three starts. Bell averaged 3.3 points per game in 11.6 minutes per game. His season high in scoring came when he dropped 15 points against the Grizzlies. That contest also represented his peak in minutes on the campaign with 27:45. Bell served up a season-high seven assists Nov. 23 as part of a 125-97 victory over the Trail Blazers. He also finished with a season-high plus-26 in that outing. In Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, he came off the bench to score 11 points -- his career high in the playoffs -- to help secure a 114-111 win over Portland. On May 20, Bell made his first postseason start as his team closed out the series. On the whole, he scored 41 points over 106 minutes in the playoffs.

2017

After getting drafted by Chicago with the 38th pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, Bell was promptly traded to Golden State, and he appeared in 57 games for the Warriors as a rookie. The former Oregon Duck averaged 3.2 shots over 14.2 minutes per game, and he converted those opportunities at an impressive 62.7 percent rate. Where Bell really made his mark, though, was on the glass and as a defender, averaging 9.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per 36 minutes. Bell also chipped in 1.6 steals per 36 minutes, a testament to his tremendous hustle while on the floor. The 23-year-old had his best defensive effort of the year when he blocked a season-high six shots and recorded two steals against Chicago on Nov. 24. Bell had 10 other games with multiple blocks, and he had nine games with multiple steals. He scored a season-high 20 points against the Lakers on Dec. 22, which was one of 13 starts for the rookie. Bell also grabbed 10 rebounds in that contest for his sole double-double of the year, though that wasn't his best game on the boards -- he recorded a season-high 13 rebounds against Utah on Dec. 27. Bell continued his strong play into the playoffs, serving as a key reserve during Golden State's championship run.

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Transaction History
  • June 22, 2017
    Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 2nd round (38th pick) of the 2017 NBA Draft. Traded by Chicago to the Golden State Warriors for cash considerations.
  • July 8, 2017
    Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors
  • July 12, 2019
    Signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • February 4, 2020
    As part of a 4-team trade, traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves with Robert Covington to the Houston Rockets
  • February 6, 2020
    Traded by the Houston Rockets with draft consideration to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Bruno Caboclo
  • March 2, 2020
    Waived by the Grizzlies.
  • June 29, 2020
    Signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Bell was one of the biggest surprises of last season, garnering 14.2 minutes per game for Warriors despite being the 38th pick in the 2017 Draft. He was most impressive during his 13 starts, averaging 7.2 points on 60.6 percent shooting, 5.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and a combined 2.7 blocks/steals across 21.9 minutes. Bell also posted one 20-point game, three games with at least 10 boards, four games with at least five assists, and six games with at least three blocks. Bell should be able to garner more run this season, though the arrival of DeMarcus Cousins -- expected to replace the minutes of the departed JaVale McGee and Zaza Pachulia -- doesn't make the path to a Fantasy-relevant workload simple. Plenty of questions surround Cousins’ situation, including when he'll debut the team and how effective he'll be, so it’s possible Bell ultimately gets put in a situation where he can be worth a late-round Fantasy selection in most standard formats.
Since winning their first NBA title under Steve Kerr in 2014-15, the Warriors have made adding athleticism to the frontcourt a top priority in the draft, and Bell, the 38th overall pick in June who was acquired via trade from the Bulls, certainly fits that ideal. At 6-foot-8 with a 6-foot-11 wingspan, Bell lacks the measurables most teams value in their frontcourt players, but his uncommon agility and explosive leaping ability might be enough to help him find a home in the NBA as a small-ball power forward or center. Since Bell doesn’t have much of a perimeter game and excels mostly as a finisher around the rim, he projects better for the latter position in the modern NBA, but there aren’t many questions about his ability to defend both frontcourt spots. Bell averaged 8.8 boards, 2.3 blocks and 1.3 steals in 28.9 minutes per game as a junior at Oregon, and already turned heads with his play at that end of the court in the summer league. It’s hard to imagine a better landing spot for Bell than Golden State, where he can learn under another undersized, versatile frontcourt defender in Draymond Green, but the Warriors certainly won’t expect the second-round pick to claim a rotation spot right out of the gate. Instead, Bell could bounce between the G-League and NBA regularly as a rookie, picking up minutes off the bench with the Warriors when injuries create openings.
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Finds work in G League
CCapital City Go-Go   G League (Wizards)
March 11, 2020
Bell entered the G League's available player pool and was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the Capital City Go-Go, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
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Waived by Memphis
CFree Agent
March 2, 2020
Bell was waived by the Grizzlies on Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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Likely to play Sunday
CMemphis Grizzlies
February 9, 2020
Bell isn't listed on the Grizzlies' official injury report for Sunday's game against the Wizards and is expected to be available off the bench.
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Won't play Friday
CMemphis Grizzlies
Not Injury Related
February 7, 2020
Bell (not injury related) won't be available for Friday's game against the 76ers, Anthony Sain of Sports Illustrated reports.
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Dealt to Memphis
CMemphis Grizzlies
Not Injury Related
February 6, 2020
Bell was traded from the Rockets to the Grizzlies on Thursday in exchange for Bruno Caboclo (knee), Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The deal also includes a second-round pick swap.
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