Bell will compete with Kevon Looney and Damian Jones for the starting center job, Marc J. Spears of ESPN reports. The Warriors are expected to be without DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) for an extended amount of time and head coach Steve Kerr confirmed Monday that Draymond Green would remain at power forward to start the year. As a result, Bell, Looney and Jones are expected to battle for the top job. With the likes of Zaza Pachulia, JaVale McGee and David West all no longer on the roster, the entire trio should see more playing time during the upcoming campaign than they did a season ago. That said, considering the talent already on the roster, Bell would be nothing more than the fifth option offensively if he starts, which would likely limit his fantasy utility to those in deeper leagues.
Bell (shoulder) will remain out for Friday's summer league finale, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. Bell ended up playing in four combined games between Sacramento and Las Vegas Summer Leagues, posting averages of 5.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.3 blocks across 24.3 minutes. However, he dealt with some soreness in his shoulder and missed the last few contests, so the Warriors are comfortable just shutting their second-year big man down. Bell should be a full go for training camp and he could be in line for a bigger role this season following the departures of JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia and potentially David West.
Bell (shoulder) will miss Wednesday's summer league action against the Hornets, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports. Bell's shoulder continues to give him some discomfort, and there's no reason for the Warriors to push him during league. In 97 summer league minutes, Bell has been showing off his versatility, totaling 20 points, 27 rebounds, 17 assists, 10 steals and nine blocks.
Bell is dealing with a sore left shoulder and won't play in Monday's summer league matchup against the Mavericks, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports. The injury isn't considered serious, though the Warriors are going to play it safe with Bell and hold him out of Monday's contest as a precautionary measure. Bell's availability for the final few summer league games later this week is also uncertain at this point in time, though it wouldn't be a huge surprise if the Warriors opted to shut him down.
Bell finished with six points (3-8 FG), 11 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals across 28 minutes during Friday's 77-71 summer league victory over the Clippers. This is what we're used to seeing from Bell, who, across two summer league tilts, has racked up 14 points, 17 rebounds, 12 assists, seven blocks and four steals. He's certainly making the case for more playing time next season, though it may be tough to come by with DeMarcus Cousins now in the fold.
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