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.