© Kelley L Cox | 2019 Apr 24
The Golden State Warriors roster turnover continues. Jordan Bell has agreed to a guaranteed deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Following Haynes’ report, Michael Scotto of the Athletic reported that the deal is worth one-year, $1.6 million dollars with Minnesota.
Free agent Jordan Bell has agreed to a guaranteed deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, agents Aaron Mintz and Michael Tellem of CAA told Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 1, 2019
On Friday, June 28th, the Warriors offered Bell a $1.8 million dollar qualifying offer, which made him a restricted free agent. However, it doesn’t seem like the Warriors intend to match Bell’s offer sheet as they are already tight financially following the D’Angelo Russel sign-and-trade.
Mark Medina of the San Jose Mercury news reported that Bell was also receiving interest from Houston, Oklahoma City, and Utah but ultimately chose to sign with Minnesota because he could have the biggest role there.
I’m told Jordan Bell also fielded interest from Houston, Oklahoma City and Utah. But Bell narrowed in on Minnesota because he could have the biggest role there
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) July 1, 2019
Bell showed flashes during his rookie season, but had a disappointing 2018-2019 campaign, averaging just 3.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 68 games. Jordan Bell was the 38th pick by the Chicago Bulls in the 2017 NBA draft, but was part of a draft day trade that sent him to Golden State for $3.5 million in cash considerations.