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Long Beach Poly Alum Jordan Bell Signs With Cavaliers

Long Beach Poly alum Jordan Bell is back in the NBA after signing a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday morning, according to the Athletic’s Shams Charania.

The deal will take Bell through the end of this season as well as next year with the Cavs. 

Bell, who won an NBA title with the Warriors during his rookie season, has had an eventful third year in the NBA.

He signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves but was traded to the Rockets then to the Grizzlies in February. A month later, he was waived by the Grizzlies. A week after that, he was claimed by the NBA G-League’s Capital City Go-Go–the G-League season was suspended the day after he was claimed off waivers, and the season was canceled a few days after that. With Monday’s signing, Bell is back in the NBA without having played a game in the G-League.

Under the NBA’s current plan, the Cavs are not heading to Orlando for the league’s 22-team restart to the season and playoffs. There is a plan in development for the other eight teams to meet in a separate location for a player-development tournament, so there’s still a chance Bell will wear a Cavs jersey in the 2019-20 season.

 

Mike Guardabascio
Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.
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