The Memphis Grizzlies continue their busy trade deadline with a move that brings in a backup big man. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Grizzlies have acquired Jordan Bell from the Houston Rockets for Bruno Caboclo. Second-round picks will be included on both sides.
Houston has traded Jordan Bell to Memphis for Bruno Caboclo, source tells ESPN. Teams exchange second-round picks too.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
This was another calculated risk for Jordan Bell, as he’s two years removed from playing valuable minutes for a championship-winning Golden State Warriors team.
He hasn’t gotten as much burn with the Minnesota Timberwolves this year, as he’s averaging 3.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 0.4 blocks in 8.7 minutes per game in 27 games. He was included in the 4-team, 12-player deal that involved Clint Capela, Malik Beasley, and Robert Covington.
At best, Bell provides solid depth at the backup 5, keeping Brandon Clarke from taking on center minutes. If he could rekindle his play from the Warriors days, he’ll be a good backup big that can set screens, roll hard, protect the rim, and rebound.
The pick details are as follows:
Memphis has the right to swap the least favorable of Dallas' and Miami's second-round picks in 2023 for Houston's second-round pick in 2023 -- as long as Houston's pick is not 31 or 32, league source tell ESPN. https://t.co/YShcTchY0a— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
Another savvy move from this young front office. Will be interested to see how this shakes out.
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