Bell was waived by the Lakers on Tuesday, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.
The Lakers have a plethora of big men, opting to let Bell go to open up another roster spot. The 25-year-old has bounced around the league as of late. It's possible a rebuilding squad will try to pick him up.
Bell, along with Alfonzo McKinnie, has been traded to the Lakers in exchange for JaVale McGee, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Bell carries a friendly contract that is slightly above the two-year veteran minimum, per Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report. That said, the Lakers may elect to keep the 24-year-old center to provide depth at the position. Bell averaged 3.2 points and 2.8 rebounds over 8.8 minutes in 29 games last season with Memphis and Minnesota.
Bell and the Cavaliers agreed to terms on a two-year contract Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The former Oregon standout spent time with Minnesota and Memphis this season before being waived by the Grizzlies in early March. He signed in the G League shortly before the shutdown but will now join the Cavaliers on what's likely a partially guaranteed deal. The 6-foot-8 big man flashed some encouraging potential early in his career with the Warriors, but he logged just 256 NBA minutes in 2019-20. Due to the fact that he was waived after March 1, Bell was ineligible to sign with any of the 22 teams that will finish the season in Orlando, according to Bobby Marks of ESPN.com.
Bell entered the G League's available player pool and was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the Capital City Go-Go, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
After a promising rookie year with the Warriors in 2017-18 in which he looked like he could become a core player for the long haul, Bell's career has fallen into a tailspin the following two seasons. Golden State chose not to retain Bell this summer, forcing him to settle for a meager one-year deal with the Timberwolves. He wasn't able to find a consistent rotation spot with Minnesota and was subsequently dealt to Houston and then Memphis prior to the trade deadline, appearing in only two games for the latter club before getting cut earlier this month. Bell will now look to impress in the G League over the remainder of the season with the hope of popping back up on the NBA radar in 2020-21.
Bell was waived by the Grizzlies on Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Memphis signed Anthony Tolliver to a 10-day deal Monday, so Bell is the odd man out with the team needing to clear a roster spot. Bell appeared in only two games for the Grizzlies after coming over from Houston, by way of Minnesota, at the trade deadline.
Bell isn't listed on the Grizzlies' official injury report for Sunday's game against the Wizards and is expected to be available off the bench.
Bell was dealt for the second time in less than a week Thursday, as he joined the Grizzlies after coming over in a trade from the Rockets, whom he never played for. Per Omari Sankofa II of The Athletic, Bell took part in the Grizzlies' practice Saturday, so that should be enough for him to at least suit up Sunday. He's no lock to be included in coach Taylor Jenkins' rotation, however, as the trio of Jonas Valanciunas, Jaren Jackson and Brandon Clarke will continue to absorb most of the minutes at either frontcourt spot.
Bell (not injury related) won't be available for Friday's game against the 76ers, Anthony Sain of Sports Illustrated reports.
Bell will take a couple days to join the Grizzlies after being traded twice this week. The 24-year-old was traded from the Timberwolves to the Rockets on Tuesday, only to be flipped to the Grizzlies ahead of Thursday's trade deadline. Bell averaged 8.7 minutes with Minnesota and is unlikely to be a significant factor in Memphis' rotation.
Bell was traded from the Rockets to the Grizzlies on Thursday in exchange for Bruno Caboclo (knee), Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The deal also includes a second-round pick swap.
Bell, who was acquired from the Timberwolves in a four-team, 12-player trade earlier in the week, was never projected to play a huge role for the Rockets, so the team opted to send him to Memphis for Caboclo, who is on a cheaper deal. It's unclear what role the 25-year-old will play for the Grizzlies. Across 27 games this season, Bell is averaging 3.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 8.7 minutes.
Bell (not injury related) will be available for Thursday's tilt with the Lakers, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
As expected, Bell will make his Rockets debut against the Lakers. It's unclear what type of role the 24-year-old will have with his new team, though he offers some defensive versatility in the frontcourt and is a capable rim runner. Despite those positives, he was averaging just 8.7 minutes per game for Minnesota and likely will find himself slotted in behind Isaiah Hartenstein as the third-string center.
Bell is expected to be available to play Thursday against the Lakers, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The four-team, 12-player trade sending Bell and Robert Covington to the Rockets was officially announced Wednesday, and both players are expected to be able to take the court Thursday despite the recent move. Bell averaged only 8.7 minutes in 27 games with Minnesota and is unlikely to see a significantly expanded role with his new team.
The Timberwolves agreed Tuesday to send Bell to the Rockets as part of a four-team, 12-player deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports.
He'll be joined in Houston by Minnesota teammate Robert Covington, while the Rockets move centers Clint Capela and Nene Hilario over to Atlanta. Bell will bolster the team's depth in the frontcourt, but he won't necessarily be a fixture in the Houston rotation with coach Mike D'Antoni seemingly going all in on a small-ball lineup that features the 6-foot-6 P.J. Tucker as the team's starting center. Bell held only a limited role for a reeling Timberwolves squad this season, averaging 3.1 points and 2.9 boards in 8.7 minutes. It's unclear if he'll be available to make his Rockets debut in the team's next game Thursday versus the Lakers.
Bell posted two points (1-1 FG), one rebound and one block in nine minutes off the bench Monday in the Timberwolves' 113-109 loss to the Kings.
Bell has only played 13 minutes between the Wolves' past two games, but that nearly matches the entirety of his playing time from the previous month of action. He's seemingly supplanted Noah Vonleh and Naz Reid as the Timberwolves' fourth big man behind Karl-Anthony Towns, Robert Covington and Gorgui Dieng.
Bell has not played in four of the Timberwolves' last five games.
The ex-Warrior got some minor opportunities when Karl-Anthony Towns was injured, but with the big man back in the lineup, Bell has returned to DNP-CD status. He can continue to be safely ignored in most fantasy leagues.
Bell scored three points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt) in four minutes during Monday's 122-115 overtime win against the Nets.
Bell finished with the lowest minute total among the 10 Timberwolves who saw the floor in this one. Even with Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) and Noah Vonleh (back) sidelined, the third-year big man barely saw any action. As such, Bell can likely be avoided across all fantasy formats.
Bell had 12 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-6 FT), five rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes during Friday's 139-127 loss to the Thunder.
Bell had an impact during Friday's loss, playing a season-high 21 minutes. He gave the Timberwolves nice energy off the bench, although he did miss two crucial free-throws late in regulation which could have won the game. Bell is yet to carve out a meaningful role with his new team and perhaps this performance keeps him in the rotation moving forward.
Bell scored two points with one rebound and missed his only shot from the floor in six minutes in Wednesday's loss at Dallas.
Bell continues to have a minimal role off the bench. He's played over ten minutes in just one of his last six appearances in a game.
Bell (shoulder) will be available to play Saturday against Houston.
Bell returned from a five-game absence Friday against the Wizards but played just five minutes. It's unclear what his expected role will be Saturday.
Bell (shoulder) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against Houston.
After seeing five minutes in Friday's loss to the Wizards in his return from a five-game absence, Bell was once against listed on the injury report with the same shoulder issue that's been bugging him for the past two weeks. Even in the likely event Bell is good to go Saturday, he's not a lock to be included in coach Ryan Saunders' frontcourt rotation.
Bell (shoulder) is available for Friday's game against Washington, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Bell was questionable due to a right shoulder sprain, but the team has deemed him available off the bench Friday evening. He's averaging 5.8 points and 4.8 boards over four contests this season.
Bell (shoulder) is questionable for Friday's game against the Wizards.
Bell hasn't appeared in any of the past five games due to his balky shoulder. Look for his status to clear up closer to tip-off.
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