Bell was a second round pick of the Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Draft. He averaged 3.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists per game in his brief 125 game tenure by the bay. He also posted a 57% field goal percentage, hit 0 threes, shot 64% on free throws, and had 178 assists to 55 turnovers in two years. He played in 57 and 68 games respectively over the past two seasons, starting 13 and three in those seasons.
He isn’t alone in moving from The Town to the Land of 10,000 Lakes as he joins Shabazz Napier and Trevone Graham in going there. Napier and Graham were part of the seismic D’Angelo Russell sign and trade to the Warriors which allowed Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to sign with the Brookyln Nets.
According to Bri Amaranthus of the NBCSN PNW, the suddenly cap strained Warriors have the right to match Bell’s deal but it isn’t likely given their other financial commitments.
Bell wasn’t without options in this wild and wacky free agency opening period, as he garnered interest from several teams, according to Mark Medina
Bell will have to fight for a roster spot with the Timberwolves as he’s competing against Robert Covington and Keita Bates-Diop as it currently stands.