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.”
June 22, 2021 | 1:51 pm EDT Update
Chris Fedor: I’m hearing #Cavs center and restricted free agent Jarrett Allen, who was added as a finalist in March, is not going to play for Team USA at the Olympics. USAB wants him to be part of the Select Team, which is something he could still do.
Shams Charania: The NBA has referred draft prospect Jared Butler of Baylor to a Fitness-To-Play Panel and Butler is not permitted to play or practice in the league until he is cleared, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
JD Shaw: Viewership for the playoffs across ABC, TNT and ESPN is up 39% from last season, according to the NBA. More:
Highly successful rapper, actor, businessman and one-time NBA hopeful Master P has had his eyes on the Association for a long time. So when Stan Van Gundy was recently canned by the Pelicans, Master P (real name Percy Miller) said “pass me the application.” Speaking in a video released by TMZ, Miller says he wants the New Orleans coaching gig, saying it’s time for the NBA to embrace change among its coaching ranks:
June 22, 2021 | 12:36 pm EDT Update
Tom Moore: #Sixers president of bball operations Daryl Morey: ‘My understanding is Ben is all in with the organization. We would expect the players to be willing to do whatever’s necessary.’ That’s how he answered if Simmons would work with shooting coaches the #76ers want this summer.