Adrian Wojnarowski: The Wizards plan to sign free agent F Jordan Bell to a 10-day contract via the hardship provision, source tells ESPN.
Fred Katz: The Wizards have cut Jordan Bell, who they signed earlier today, according to a source. Look for Bell to play for the Wizards’ G League team in the bubble.
Keith Smith: Per league sources, the Washington Wizards have signed Jordan Bell. Likely a camp contract to get Bell to the G-League.
Kyle Goon: Lakers have officially waived Jordan Bell. That leaves three roster spots available if I’m counting correctly.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs have agreed to a multi-year deal with free agent Jordan Bell, league sources tell @clevelanddotcom.
JD Shaw: Former Warriors forward Jordan Bell has signed a contract in the NBA G League. Bell was waived by the Grizzlies earlier this month.
Shams Charania: The Grizzlies have waived former Warriors/Timberwolves forward Jordan Bell, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Michael Scotto: Jordan Bell agreed to a one-year, $1.6 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, a league source told @TheAthleticNBA.
Mark Medina: I'm told Jordan Bell also fielded interest from Houston, Oklahoma City and Utah. But Bell narrowed in on Minnesota because he could have the biggest role there
The Warriors had issued Bell a $1.8 million qualifying offer last week to make him a restricted free agent. But the Warriors have no plans to match Bell’s offer sheet, in hopes to maximize cap space available to retain Kevon Looney.
Shams Charania: The Golden State Warriors have extended a qualifying offer to forward Jordan Bell, making him a restricted free agent, league sources tell
You're in a contract year, and the Warriors can extend a qualifying offer this summer. With the recent events, are you concerned about this summer? Jordan Bell: No, I'm not really that concerned. We have a championship to win. That's where my focus is now. I haven't had to deal with contract stuff yet, so I'm going to try to enjoy that as much as possible until that time comes. I don't think this off-the-court incident should affect on the court, as far as my play. I think I've been figuring things out. People have been helping me get through this hump.
That’s terrific for Bell, who wildly outperformed his minuscule $815,000 salary in his rookie season and will only make $1.3 million next season as he steps into an even bigger role. If he performs, Bell will put himself in position for a payday next summer, at 24, instead of a third straight season making below his value. “It can be good or bad,” Bell told The Athletic this week. “It’s kind of like betting on yourself. Some people, if you have a longer contract right away, four years (like all first-rounders), you have a longer time to develop. Two-year contract, you gotta perform both years if you want your money in that free-agency year. I don’t mind betting on myself, though. I think it was a good thing for me, especially at my age.”
“Yeah, (I) definitely (want to stay),” Bell said. “I don’t like moving, I like the team we have, I like the way things are run. Just like everyone else here, really, nobody wants to leave Golden State. We’ll see how this year turns out, how I play, all that stuff.”
February 26, 2021 | 4:54 am EST Update
The Bulls have wandered in the wilderness for three seasons since the Butler trade. They’re finally starting to emerge. Even before his All-Star selection, LaVine’s ascension this season has placed him, in the perception of three rival executives that NBC Sports Chicago talked to, not actively in the trade market.
During ESPN’s “The Jump,” reporter Marc Spears says NBA General Managers, executives and scouts are saying Southwest Division teams will be active around the trade deadline, including the San Antonio Spurs. And according to Spears, the Spurs are shopping LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan. “Another name is San Antonio, is kind of surprising” Spears said. “LaMarcus Aldridge’s name has been bandied about. Also, a little bit I’m hearing is DeMar DeRozan.”
“There was a story about how he is pushing to go to Philadelphia, that’s just not true.” Kyle Lowry’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, tells @TermineRadio & @Jumpshot8 the Raptors point guard isn’t go anywhere.
“A lot of the rumors and things that are written about, are just … that’s just what they are is just rumors and they’re designed for people to click on the article. …That happened today with Kyle Lowry. There was a story today that he’s pushing to go to Philadelphia. That’s just not true. That story came out today, and so I had to get on the phone with [Raptors president] Masai [Ujiri] and [general manager] Bobby [Webster] and make sure they knew that certainly wasn’t coming from us.”
In an interview with NBC Sports Boston, he was asked if he was disappointed by the Celtics’ current position considering where they were at four years ago when they’d signed Gordon Hayward, traded for Kyrie Irving and drafted both Tatum and Brown in consecutive seasons. His answer was yes. And he also believes that Irving leaving was a setback for the team that had a “domino effect” that still hits the team today. “Well I would say I am disappointed, but I would also say that in those four years we’ve been to the conference finals 3 times. So it hasn’t been a wasteland, it’s been to the final four…But you know, we thought Kyrie would stay forever and lead us all the way. He’s on maybe the best team in the league right now and so, that’s that. And that change touched off a lot of stuff and we weren’t able to maybe recruit free agents in the same way and, you know, there’s a bit of a domino effect. But it is what it is.”
Irving said Thursday night, “I want that to be something in history that is changed forever, that our generation was part of that change. And if that means that I have to lead that forward and get the conversation going, then great.” In 2017, West said on ESPN’s The Jump that while it is “flattering” to be depicted as the symbol of the league, “I think if I were the NBA, I would be embarrassed about it. I don’t like to do anything to call attention to myself. If they would want to change it, I wish they would. In many ways, I wish they would.”
Irving said that he understands that his proposition doesn’t appeal to everyone. “I know that it probably was met with some people that love it — that love the idea — and some people that don’t love it,” Irving said. “But, my thing is paying homage to the example that has been set by that man.”