Real games happened, and real things resulted ... but not as many as will happen tonight!
November 9, 2018, 12:55 amJordan BellF, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell started against the Bucks on Thursday, scoring four points on 2-of-3 shooting with five boards, three assists, a steal and a block.
The line looks better thanks to garbage time and Bell got the nod to start with Draymond Green sitting this one, but still only logged 22 minutes. He's out of favor with Coach Kerr right now and things don't look like they're changing soon, but if Green continues to miss time there's an outside chance Bell earns more rotational minutes.
November 8, 2018, 8:44 pmJordan BellF, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell will start Thursday's game in place of the inured Draymond Green.
This is Bell's first start of the season and he's been a big disappointment thus far. Damian Jones and Kevon Looney are both getting minutes and this doesn't even account for the pending return of DeMarcus Cousins. It's hard to be optimistic with Bell right now.
Source: Logan Murdock on Twitter
October 26, 2018, 9:58 pmDamian JonesC, Golden State Warriors
Damion Jones stuck as a starter but played only 14 minutes and just managed three assists, two steals and two blocks in Friday’s win over the Knicks.
The Warriors went small a lot as Kevon Looney got only 15 minutes and Jordan Bell got only 11 minutes off the bench. The center by committee is frustrating for owners and DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) isn’t even back yet. Without consistent minutes it’ll be difficult to hold any of the above in standard leagues.
October 25, 2018, 4:34 amJordan BellF, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell scored eight points on 4-of-4 shooting with three rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 21 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's blowout win over the Wizards.
A few Warriors writers said that they liked his movement and this could spin a few different ways, but Bell getting demoted to send a message at the beginning of the year isn't all that hard to see. The per-minute upside is obviously what folks were excited about, and DeMarcus Cousins' return kicks 1-2 of the current triumvirate out of the rotation, but Bell needs just 18-23 mpg to be on the radar. If you were tracking Bell's stashability tonight would be a win for him.
October 24, 2018, 7:10 pmJordan BellF, Golden State Warriors
According to Anthony Slater of the Athletic, Jordan Bell may see more minutes Wednesday due to the Wizards smaller matchup at center.
The Warriors have faced Steven Adams, Rudy Gobert, Nikola Jokic and DeAndre Ayton in their first four games, perfect for Damian Jones. Now they face the Wizards without Dwight Howard and with Ian Mahinmi questionable. Jeff Green is expected to play some small ball five, along with Jason Smith and possibly Thomas Bryant. If Slater is correct and Bell gets extended run based on the matchup, it would muddy the waters going forward. He's worth a speculative add in deep leagues if you have room, but monitor this game.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
October 23, 2018, 1:07 amJordan BellF, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell logged nine minutes and grabbed two rebounds with a steal and a block on Monday.
Bell only checked in when the game was done and is buried deep on the Warriors bench. It doesn't look like things will change anytime soon as Coach Kerr prefers to play Damian Jones and Kevon Looney. It's safe to cut bait on Bell right now, but monitor him from afar if he starts to make some noise.
October 21, 2018, 10:59 pmJordan BellF, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell scored two points in three minutes in a loss to the Nuggets on Sunday.
He got a DNP-CD against the Jazz and he only saw the court in this game due to the foul trouble by Draymond Green and Damian Jones. Owners might want to move on as he is seemingly out of Steve Kerr’s rotation.
October 20, 2018, 1:42 amJordan BellF, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell did not play due to coach's decision in Friday's win over the Jazz.
Bell looked out of shape to us during the preseason and Damian Jones (four points, four rebounds, two steals, two blocks, 18 minutes) looks spry, so this is an easy call for Steve Kerr. If the message is received, look for Bell to work his way into shape in the next few weeks and get back on the radar at this time. Whether you can hold him or not is in direct relation to what's on the wire, but owners in shallower, more fluid 10-12 team leagues can definitely move on for a hot pickup.
October 17, 2018, 1:48 amJordan BellF, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell logged seven minutes off the bench on Tuesday against the Thunder, posting just two rebounds and one block.
No, Steve Kerr doesn't hate him (only a really bad fantasy analyst would say that), but it's clear he's not handing him anything. Watch and see how things play out as Bell has a different gear than Kevon Looney and Damian Jones, assuming he's in shape, and his upside warrants a 1-3 week leash or more depending on your format.
September 29, 2018, 11:16 pmJordan BellC/F, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell finished Saturday's 110-114 loss with 10 points, seven rebounds, an assist and a block in 16 minutes of work.
Bell didn't start but put forth the best fantasy line of the three centers competing for the starting job. Damian Jones started but only played 12 minutes with four points, four rebounds and two assists. Kevon Looney played 16 minutes and finished with seven points, three rebounds and a block. He also finished minus-nine while the other two were positives, for whatever it's worth (probably not much). Steve Kerr will probably give everyone a shot to start throughout the preseason but we're leaning towards Bell as the fantasy target by a healthy margin. He'll be worth your time in 20 mpg, starter or otherwise. Let's see if Looney or Jones can make this interesting.
September 26, 2018, 3:55 pmJordan BellC/F, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell said that he cares more about who finishes the games at center rather than who starts them.
Bell's certainly not wrong, as the Warriors have used low-minute, lower-upside centers to start before leaning on their more versatile groups after the first quarter. "Zaza started but didn’t finish games. I want to be the guy who finishes games, not starts them. That’s what I’m going for." The sophomore has a sky-high ceiling but is in the midst of a camp battle for that center spot. Even if he doesn't win, however, Bell could easily return fantasy value in a 20-minute role.
Source: The Athletic
September 24, 2018, 2:39 pmJordan BellC/F, Golden State Warriors
Steve Kerr said that the starting center job will come down to Jordan Bell, Kevon Looney and Damian Jones.
Kerr ruled Draymond Green out, which will leave the Warriors able to stick with their death lineup at the typical times. Bell is the highest-upside of the bunch but Looney quietly put together a big finish down the stretch last year on the back of big defensive numbers. We haven't seen much of Jones but the team has been insistent that he'll play a role this year. Whoever wins the gig should be worth a late-round selection and Bell might hold standard league value in 20 mpg anyway, so keep an eye on this one throughout the preseason.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
September 2, 2018, 5:44 pmJordan BellC/F, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell tweeted out that he's cutting down on his junk food intake.
We're in the offseason-est parts of the offseason, guys. Bell's weight and conditioning isn't really a concern but this can't hurt. He's got a good shot at the starting center gig for the first few months of the year but will need to beat out Kevon Looney and Damian Jones to get it. Even if he comes off the bench and only gets something like 20 mpg he's got the defensive chops to deliver standard league value. Bell is a solid guy to look at in the late rounds.
Source: Jordan Bell on Twitter
August 31, 2018, 5:39 pmDamian JonesC, Golden State Warriors
When asked about third-year center Damian Jones, Steve Kerr said he would “love to give him a shot” at the starting spot.
“All three of them are very different, which we like. But we’re anxious to see DJ,” Kerr said. “He’s worked hard in Santa Cruz and he’s incredibly explosive and powerful. It’ll be fun to throw him out there with our four All-Stars and see what he can do.” Jones has only had very limited run, spending most of his time in the G-League and appearing in just 174 minutes over 25 games in his two years with the champs. We’ll have to see how the rotation looks in preseason, but this doesn’t seem like good news for Jordan Bell or Kevon Looney, especially with DeMarcus Cousins also working his way back to the court.
Source: The Mercury News