Jordan Bell’s road to the NBA has been a rollercoaster with huge ups like a mythical five-by-five during the Summer League and downs like sitting four consecutive games as the likes of Kevon Looney, David West, and JaVale McGee see divided minutes on the floor.

In near poetic justice, Bell got the nod for his first NBA start against the team that sold him for $3.5 million during the NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls.

A 6-foot-9 athletic forward with a high ceiling, Bell did the talking with his play, stuffing the stat sheet with seven points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals, and six blocks through a 26-minute outing in a near 50-point destruction of the Bulls.

But perhaps it was his “money” celebration that caught the eyes of those familiar with his story. The Oregon product rubbed his thumbs with his fingers, symbolic of the money the Warriors had spent to acquire his services during draft night.