Last June, the Chicago Bulls traded the rights to the No. 38 pick to the Golden State Warriors for $3.5 million cash. Not that the Bulls were really hurting for cash, and as a rebuilding team the Bulls could have used that pick, but Jerry Reinsdorf still owns the team, so cash won the day. The Warriors used that pick on Jordan Bell, the former Long Beach Poly high school star who impressed at Oregon. Bell has gone on to earn regular rotation minutes with the champions this season, and Friday night got his first start (with Kevin Durant and Draymond Green out) — going against those same Bulls. When Bell was introduced pregame — and after a big shot — he rubbed his fingers together in a universal gesture for money. On the night the energy big blocked six shots, scored seven points, and played well against the team that didn’t need him.
Jordan Bell on strong game vs. Bulls: “I wanted to see how cash considerations was playing”
Pro Basketball Talk | Nov 25