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Golden State Warriors pay $3.5 m to acquire Jordan Bell from Chicago Bulls

The champion Golden State Warriors didn’t have a pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but that didn’t stop them from swooping in to take a player that they apparently really liked.

According to Marcus Thompson of The Mercury News, the Warriors paid $3.5 million to the for the rights to second-rounder Jordan Bell, the No. 38 overall pick in the draft to Chicago Bulls.

A 6-7 forward, Bell averaged 10.9 points and 8.8 rebounds in leading Oregon to the Final Four last season as a junior. He’ll likely play power forward or even small-ball center for the Warriors, who clearly liked him enough to fork over a hefty sum to get him.

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With the uncertainties on the status of David West, Zaza Pachulia, and JaVale McGee as they enter free agency, Bell might get a chance to compete with James McAdoo and Kevon Looney for Golden State’s reserve frontcourt minutes.

ajike

Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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