On Saturday, the Golden State Warriors announced that they have signed Jordan Bell to a rookie contract. The terms of the contract were not announced, per team policy.
The Warriors didn't have a pick in this year’s NBA Draft, but they purchased the rights to the 38th overall pick from the Chicago Bulls for $3.5 million, the maximum amount of money allowed for trades for the season.
During his junior season at Oregon, Bell posted career highs of 10.9 points and 8.8 rebounds per game, plus 2.3 blocks per game. Bell earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors, playing a key role in getting the Ducks to the Final Four. Against the Tar Heels, Bell scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds. Bell posted four double-doubles during Oregon’s impressive tournament run.
It will be interesting where Bell fits into Golden State’s loaded depth chart with guys like Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala at the forward position. Bell has also drawn comparisons to Draymond Green, Golden State’s starting power forward.