Bell generated 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-1 FT), two assists, one rebound and two blocks across 15 minutes in the Warriors' 146-109 win over the Bulls on Friday. Bell doesn't often get significant opportunities in his bench role, so he was out there firing away Friday in the blowout win. The 24-year-old has now posted double-digit scoring efforts in the last two games in which he's seen double-digit minutes, with some excellent shooting (11-for-15) pivotal to his success. However, he remains difficult to trust from a fantasy perspective, considering he can often see minimal time or even log a DNP-CD in non-blowout scenarios.
Bell delivered 10 points (5-5 FG), six rebounds, two assists and three blocks across 16 minutes in the Warriors' 132-109 win over the Suns on Monday. With the Warriors lacking a true big man to match up one-on-one with star rookie Deandre Ayton, coach Steve Kerr deployed a three-man rotation of Kevon Looney, Draymond Green and Bell to try and slow down the first overall pick. Bell was the most successful of the trio, recording a block of Ayton in the third quarter and also contributing on the offensive end with a perfect shooting effort. Bell hadn't logged double-digit minutes since Dec. 17 prior to Monday, however, so the sudden boost in value may be decidedly fleeting.
Bell had zero points (0-2 FG), three rebounds, and one assist in nine minutes during Wednesday's 108-103 loss to the Jazz. Bell had his 12-game steak of earning double-digit minutes snapped in this one. With that being said, Bell's contributions had been minimal even during this recent stretch of increased opportunity, and with DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) nearing his return, Bell's role is likely about to become even more limited.
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.
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