The Golden State Warriors should consider dealing Jordan Bell

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 08: Golden State Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams talks with Golden State Warriors' Jordan Bell #2 in the fourth quarter of their NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 08: Golden State Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams talks with Golden State Warriors' Jordan Bell #2 in the fourth quarter of their NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images) /
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The Golden State Warriors should consider trading Jordan Bell since they clearly aren’t planning on playing the second-year big man.

Jordan Bell has relapsed since his rookie season. For the Golden State Warriors, that could mean potentially trading the 24-year-old. Playing just under 11 minutes per game, the team doesn’t seem interested in giving Bell the minutes needed in order to develop his game further.

Bell is averaging 2.8 points per game, almost half of his 4.6 per game average his rookie season. He’s seen his playing time cut, which,  in turn, has impacted every other statistically category. While his stats. may not be important, the time he’s given and inclusion in the rotation is.

That said, over the last few days, the Warriors have reportedly targeted both Rodney Hood,  who was recently traded to Portland, and Wesley Matthews, who was recently traded to New York.  Matthews is the only target that is still a realistic option.

Making over $18 million, in order to bring in Matthews, the Dubs would have to send out quite high-value contracts. The only contract they should want to move is Andre Iguodala. Trading Iggy would be difficult given that he’s under contract past this season.

That’s where you spice up any deal with Jordan Bell.

Bell was the Warriors’ second-round draft pick, a pick which they bought off the Chicago Bulls in the 2017 NBA Draft. He showcased a relatively high ceiling last season. He was scoring, playmaking and defending at a high level.

During his rookie season, Bell even neared 63% from the field. He was efficient, productive and promising. However, this season, it’s been the lack of minutes and exposure that has killed all. three of those areas.

That said, if the Warriors are going to sweeten any pot, they should do it with Jordan Bell. The Warriors clearly value Kevon Looney, another young center, over Bell.

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While unlikely, it seems it’d be mutually beneficial to give Bell a fresh start on a team building for the future.