BayHawks vs. Ignite: 5 guys who might play for the New Orleans Pelicans

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Jordan Bell, New Orleans Pelicans
Jordan Bell is worth a look for the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

New Orleans Pelicans: Jordan Bell deserves a look

Jordan Bell has been one of the best players in the G League so far this season. He came into the BayHawks’ game against Ignite among the most impactful players in myriad important categories for bigs.

Bell is second in overall field goal percentage and true shooting percentage. He barely misses. The former NBA champion lives in the paint, getting about 16 points per game there and gobbling up offensive rebounds.

Bell has posted some ridiculous statlines, the types you would read about in Wilt Chamberlain articles. For instance, he had a game against the Long Island Nets with 17 points, 16 rebounds, five assists, and five blocks.

The Oregon forward is currently without an NBA team after being released by the Washington Wizards at the end of January. He played in three games for Washington but is best known for his stint with the Golden State Warriors. Many pontificated that Bell could be the second coming of Draymond Green—an undersized big with every tool in his arsenal—but he has fizzled out of the NBA.

After his time to the Warriors came to an end, Bell loitered from team to team. He played 27 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves before being traded to the Houston Rockets.

Houston traded Bell the following day to the Memphis Grizzlies, where he played only two games. Lastly, he signed for the Cleveland Cavaliers and was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers where he was promptly waived.

Now with the BayHawks, Bell stayed in his groove against the Ignite team. He posted 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go along with five rebounds, once again being hard to stop at the rim. Bell also showed the versatility that once made him so alluring at Oregon, defending Jalen Green on some possessions but also being capable of guarding forward Isaiah Todd for instance.