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The Warriors are bringing out the big guns. As the regular season draws to a close and they fight to improve their seeding for a likely play-in game or two, the Golden State Warriors, according to multiple reports (and first reported by The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson), have had discussions about re-signing forward Jordan Bell, who was last with the Washington Wizards.
Possible reunion with a big that’d fit their current speedy style. Has experience in the Curry offensive ecosystem. Nothing official, but conversations being had. Bell would fit into one of two open roster spots. https://t.co/YnrJoxzSbn
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 6, 2021
After two years with the Warriors, Bell signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was later cut and, since 2019, has had stints with the Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers and Wizards, where he was playing under a 10-day contract.
His last appearance was April 23, when he clocked 1:05 and went 0-for-1. His time with the Wizards ended after the conclusion of a second 10-day contract at the end of April.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau also confirmed the report, thought he poured a bit of cold water on the possibility of the deal, saying it, “very well might not come to fruition.”
I can confirm the @ThompsonScribe report that the Warriors have had internal discussions about bringing back Jordan Bell. Nothing official and very well might not come to fruition.
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 6, 2021
This comes as the Warriors are expected to be without Kelly Oubre Jr. for 1-2 weeks, and are still without both Damion Lee and Eric Paschall heading into Thursday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.