Bell contributed two points (1-2 FG), three rebounds, and three assists in 13 minutes during Thursday's 107-86 loss to the Rockets. Bell saw fewer minutes than all but two (Alfonzo McKinnie, Jacob Evans) of the 12 Warriors who saw the floor. Considering the fact that many were hoping Bell would seize a sizable share of the center minutes while DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) is sidelined, the sophomore is having a dismal season. Even compared to his rookie campaign, Bell has taken a step back, and until he proves otherwise he's only worth targeting in the very deepest leagues.
Bell will come off the bench for Saturday's contest against the Nets. Bell started the Warriors previous game against the Bucks due to the absence of Draymond Green. However, following the blowout loss, coach Steve Kerr has opted to insert Jonas Jerebko into the starting five instead.
Bell drew the start at power forward for Draymond Green (toe) in Thursday's 134-111 loss to the Bucks and delivered four points (2-3 FG), five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block across 22 minutes. Bell couldn't offer much on the offensive end, although he did make solid contributions across the rest of the stat sheet. The second-year big typically fills a bench role that affords him minutes in the teens, and even if he does draw another start for Green against the Nets on Saturday, his production is likely to remain at a similar level to Thursday's barring unforeseen developments.
Bell will draw the start Thursday night against Milwaukee, Logan Murdock of the Bay Area News Group reports. Bell just returned to health from an injury of his own, and he'll enter the starting five in place of Draymond Green (toe). Through 10 games this season, Bell has put up just 1.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks over 11.6 minutes per contest.
Bell is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans due to a left calf contusion. Bell may have picked up the injury Monday against the Bulls. More information about his availability may arrive around pre-game warmups. If he's sidelined, Kevon Looney and Damian Jones could see more time.
Last 7 Games
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