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Woj: Memphis Grizzlies trade Bruno Caboclo for Jordan Bell

The Grizzlies got another backup big.

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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:

Another savvy move from this young front office. Will be interested to see how this shakes out.

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