Jordan Bell has had a tumultuous 2019-2020 season.
Apart from the obvious (the unprecedented shutdown due to COVID-19), Bell has been traded, released and/or signed by four teams. After starting the year with the Minnesota Timberwolves, he was traded to the Houston Rockets who, in turn, flipped him to the Memphis Grizzlies the very next day. About a month later, the Grizzlies waived Bell and he was picked up by the Washington Wizards’ G-League affiliate, the Capital City Go-Go.
Now, ahead of the NBA’s restart, Bell was signed to a two-year deal to the Eastern Conference-worst Cleveland Cavaliers. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported the signing via Twitter on Monday.
Bell won an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors in his first year in the league. After being drafted by the Chicago Bulls, he was traded to the Warriors who went on to win the title. Now, he is joining the team he and Golden State beat during those NBA Finals.
The combo power forward/center has only averaged 3.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in his career, albeit at an average of only 12 minutes per game. The Cavaliers clearly believe he can contribute more, given the time on the court.
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