Hey Hoop-Ballers! Welcome to the second installment of what will be a comprehensive dynasty-focused look across the league at stash-worthy players in all league sizes that warrant keeping an eye on throughout the off-season. Regardless…
October 21, 2019, 3:07 pmJordan BellPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan Bell (calf) said he's still not going "full blast" in practices, but he expects to be available for Wednesday's season opener.
Bell also admitted that he is still learning some of the Timberwolves "reads and coverages" by watching from the sidelines. Bell came into the preseason with some sleeper appeal for his per-minute upside in defensive stats. For now, he is best left on the waiver wire until he can collect consistent minutes off the bench.
Source: Dane Moore on Twitter
October 17, 2019, 7:22 pmJordan BellPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan Bell (left calf strain) and Keita Bates-Diop (back spasms) will both be available to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Bucks.
Bates-Diop and Bell are likely not relevant in standard redraft leagues. Bell has shown flashes but until he puts together a string of consistent fantasy production, he is best left for very deep leagues.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
October 17, 2019, 3:38 pmJordan BellPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan Bell (left calf strain) is questionable for Thursday's preseason game.
Bell made his preseason debut on Tuesday but only logged seven minutes, with most of it coming in garbage time. That doesn't bode well for his prospects of serious playing time on opening night but he remains worth a look in deep-league drafts given his ability to produce defensive stats in limited minutes.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 15, 2019, 10:50 pmJordan BellPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan Bell (left calf strain) got his first action of the preseason on Tuesday and had four points (2-of-4 from the field) and five rebounds in seven minutes.
Bell has a new opportunity with the Wolves this season and he returned to his crazy per-minute stats tonight. He's a definite watch, as he could get backup minutes at both the four and five spots. Bell only needs about 20 minutes per game to be worth starting in deeper leagues. Keita Bates-Diop (back spasms) was available but did not play in this one.
October 15, 2019, 6:02 pmJordan BellPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan Bell (left calf strain) and Keita Bates-Diop (back spasms) will be available to play against the Pacers on Tuesday.
Bell is the more intriguing of the two, with an expected role this season. Bates-Diop is a wait-and-see guy in standard leagues.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
October 12, 2019, 7:07 pmJordan BellPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan Bell (left calf strain) has been ruled out of Sunday's preseason game versus Maccabi Haifa.
The initial timetable for Bell was two preseason games and it seems like he is still not ready to return. Bell is expected to have a bigger role this season than he had with the Warriors but should only be looked at in deeper leagues.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 7, 2019, 11:51 amJordan BellPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan Bell (left calf strain) will miss the Wolves' first two preseason games.
Bell is going to be in the mix for minutes at the wide-open power forward spot, so this isn't a great start to his campaign. His inability to space the floor makes him more of a longshot to start, but he could become a decent fit next to Karl-Anthony Towns because of his athleticism. Bell remains a deep-league target for now, though most fantasy players are probably running out of patience. It's been a while and his per-minute potential has yet to manifest in anything significant.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
July 12, 2019, 6:38 pmJordan BellPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves have announced the signing of Jordan Bell.
It's believed to be a one-year deal for $1.6 million. Bell will try and rehab his value after falling out of favor in Golden State, and he's an intriguing name to remember given his per-minute production and what is likely to be an expanded role on a retooling Wolves squad. There's a lot of opportunity at the power forward spot, and if Bell can earn the lion's share of minutes there is definite standard-league potential.
Source: Minnesota Timberwolves
July 1, 2019, 6:14 pmJordan BellPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan Bell has agreed to a guaranteed deal with the Wolves, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
Michael Scotto of The Athletic is reporting that the deal is for one year and worth $1.6 million. Bell's upside was always obvious but he kept getting leapfrogged in Golden State due to lapses in focus and oscillating effort levels. This is a nice upside play for Minnesota, who will see if Bell can hack it as a power forward or backup center in the long-term as they try to rebuild the team to complement Karl-Anthony Towns. Bell's per-minute defensive numbers highlight an easy path to fantasy value, so he's a name to remember depending on how Minnesota sorts out its frontcourt rotation.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
June 28, 2019, 11:37 pmJordan BellPF, Golden State Warriors
Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on Friday night that the Warriors extended a qualifying offer to F/C Jordan Bell.
This makes Bell a restricted free agent so the wait begins on where he may sign an offer sheet. With Kevon Looney an unrestricted free agent, there could be an avenue to playing time with the Warriors for Bell.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
May 30, 2019, 11:51 pmJordan BellF, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell started in Thursday's Game 1 but only logged 12 minutes and scored two points on 1-of-2 shooting with three rebounds and an assist.
Bell started the game, but it was just another play by coach Kerr to rotate the starter at center. He couldn't do much on either end of the floor and as expected, we saw Kevon Looney (28 minutes, nine points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal) rack up the majority of the center minutes which will be the case for the rest of the series.
May 28, 2019, 9:19 amJordan BellF, Golden State Warriors
Steve Kerr confirmed that Jordan Bell will be in the rotation for the NBA Finals that begin on Thursday.
The 2018-19 regular season did not go as planned for Bell who, excluding the last couple games, played in 66 games and averaged 3.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.8 blocks in just 11.3 minutes per night. Over the Warriors' last five games though, and after Kevin Durant went down with a right calf strain, Bell is averaging 6.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 blocks and 0.6 steals in 13.0 minutes. “He's gonna play," Kerr said. "Even if everybody is healthy, Jordan will find his way onto the court. He's earned that. He's helped us win game. And I'm confident putting him out there." Bell will now have a great opportunity to finally prove that he belongs and how well he performs against the Raptors could have a big impact on what happens for him in free agency. He will be a restricted free agent in July and the Warriors will be able to match any offer he might receive.
Source: NBC Sports
May 20, 2019, 11:52 pmJordan BellF, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell started in Monday's Game 4 against the Blazers and scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with two assists and a steal.
Bell drew his first career playoff start after Damian Jones (DNP-CD) looked overwhelmed in his Game 3 start, but ceded the closing minutes to Kevon Looney (29 minutes, 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting with 14 rebounds, a steal and a block) who played the best out of all the Warriors' centers. Looney's timing and offensive rebounding have been huge for Golden State and his ability to switch on to perimeter players has also been a huge reason as to why he sees the floor more than the other bigs.
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