Bell agreed to a one-year, $1.6 million contract with Minnesota on Monday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
The Warriors did extend a qualifying offer, so Golden State could match Minnesota's offer if they choose. Bell appeared in 68 games a season ago with the Warriors, averaging 3.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 11.6 minutes per contest.
Bell was extended a qualifying offer by the Warriors on Friday, making him a restricted free agent, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Bell's playing time during two seasons with the Warriors has been sparse, but that is not all that surprising given the quality of players ahead of him on the depth chart. However, with plenty of uncertainty regarding its roster going into free agency it is not surprising that Golden State is still interested in the 24-year-old's services.
Bell will come off the bench in Sunday's Game 2 against the Raptors, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports.
DeMarcus Cousins will get the starting nod at center, and it's a fairly surprising move given how limited he was in his first game of the series. Nevertheless, Bell will come off the bench and likely still play no more than 15 minutes Sunday.
Bell will start in Monday's Game 4 against the Trail Blazers, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Bell's move into the starting five comes at the expense of Damian Jones, who will come off the bench. In the past two games, Bell has contributed off the bench, playing 14 and 15 minutes respectively. It's unclear if this is just a one-time start, or if he will remain going forward, but he could see an increased role in his time with the starters.
Bell compiled 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block across 14 minutes during the Warriors' 114-111 win over the Trail Blazers in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday.
Bell's postseason opportunities have bee sparse, as he's only seen action in seven games overall, and double-digit minutes in just three of those contests. The second-year big's workload Thursday was a playoff-high figure, as was his scoring tally. Bell's playing time has seen a slight bump since Kevin Durant's calf injury in Game 5 of the semifinal round against the Rockets, and with the latter already out for Saturday's Game 3, Bell is likely to see minutes in the teens once again.
Bell is starting Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Bell will get the start for Wednesday's season finale in place of Draymond Green, who's out for rest purposes. In 67 games this season, Bell's averaging 3.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 11.3 minutes.
Bell chipped in 10 points (5-7 FG), six rebounds, and four assists in 15 minutes during Tuesday's 112-103 win over the Pelicans.
Bell produced pretty impressive counting stats considering his limited load of minutes. With that being said, this is the first time since Feb. 27 that Bell reached double figures in scoring. Those considering Bell for Wednesday's regular season finale should likely keep tabs on DeMarcus Cousins and Draymond Green, the latter of whom will probably receive the night off for rest.
Bell has been suspended for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies due to "conduct detrimental to the team", Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Bell is seeing 11.7 minutes per game in March. With him out of the rotation Wednesday, coach Steve Kerr may turn to Kevon Looney and Andrew Bogut for extra run.
Bell contributed just four points, one rebound, and one block in 11 minutes during Sunday's 121-114 victory over Detroit.
Bell continues to struggle to even get on the court, putting up just four points in 11 minutes Sunday. He had been touted as a player with a chance to break out early in the season but failed to produce at all. The upside is there for Bell but it is hard to see where the opportunity is going to come unless he finds his way to another team.
Bell had two points (1-1 FG), four rebounds, and one block in 14 minutes during Saturday's 110-88 win over the Thunder.
Bell has earned double-digit minutes in nine of his last 10 appearances. However, he has reached double figures in scoring only once during the same stretch. Overall, Bell is best reserved for use in the very deepest leagues, as there is plenty of competition for playing time at the center position.
Bell (illness) will be available Wednesday against the Heat.
Flu-like symptoms prevented Bell from playing Monday against the Hornets. With DeMarcus Cousins (rest) out Wednesday, it's possible Bell sees an expanded role. Over his past three appearances, he's averaging 6.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and a combined 2.0 steals/blocks in 15.0 minutes.
Bell (illness) is probable for Wednesday's game against Miami.
Bell was held out of Monday's clash with Charlotte due to illness, but he's expected to be ready to play in Golden State's upcoming tilt. He's averaging 5.2 points, 3.6 assists and 1.0 assist over his previous five contests.
Bell (illness) has been ruled out Monday against the Hornets.
Bell came down with an illness Monday morning and will miss at least one game as a result. His absence shouldn't affect the Warriors' rotation too much, as he's played in just four of eight games this month. Bell's next chance to suit up will come Wednesday against the Heat.
Bell (illness) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets.
Bell is dealing with an undisclosed illness, and his status should clear up closer to tipoff. Even if the big man is cleared to play, he likely won't factor too heavily into Golden State's rotation, especially with Draymond Green (ankle) expected to play.
Bell put up six points (3-7 FG), nine rebounds, one assist and one block in 16 minutes Wednesday in the Warriors' 129-107 loss to the Trail Blazers.
With three rotation players (DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston) sitting out the second half of the back-to-back set for rest, a spot in the rotation opened up for Bell, who served as the backup to starting center Kevon Looney. After sitting out each of the previous three contests, Bell made a solid impact off the bench in his return to action, but it's probably not going to be enough to open regular minutes back up for him. There's a good chance he drops back out of the rotation following the All-Star break when the three players who rested Wednesday are added back to the mix.
Bell totaled eight points (4-5 FG), five rebounds, four assists, one block and a steal across 19 minutes in the Warriors' win over the Pacers on Monday.
Bell entered the starting five in place of Draymond Green (rest) and made solid statistical contributions across the board. This was just a spot-start and barring injuries to Green or DeMarcus Cousins, Bell will have very minimal value moving forward.
Bell will start in place of Draymond Green (rest) Monday against the Pacers, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.
The Warriors will hold Green out for rest purposes Monday, enabling Bell to re-enter the rotation after he picked up DNP-CDs in each of the last two games. The second-year forward hasn't played double-digit minutes since a blowout win over Chicago back on Jan. 11, when he put up 13 points, two assists, two blocks and a rebound in 15 minutes.
Bell did not see the floor during Saturday's 115-111 win over the Celtics.
Bell hasn't seen any action in two straight tilts and three of the last five. The return of DeMarcus Cousins has pushed Bell out of the regular rotation, and Cousins hasn't even surpassed 24 minutes through his first four appearances.
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.
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