2019 NBA free agency tracker: Grades for every deal so far

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Jordan Bell: 1 year, $1.6 million (Minnesota Timberwolves)

While the Golden State Warriors had previously made Jordan Bell a restricted free agent, a one-year offer sheet from the Minnesota Timberwolves indicates they must have rescinded that qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent who could sign with any team (as Early Bird Rights‘ Jeff Siegel explains).

NBA salary cap jargon aside, the Wolves are getting the 24-year-old Bell on a minimum-scale contract. While he largely disappointed with the Dubs after showing such great signs of potential in his rookie year, perhaps a change of scenery with more modest expectations will serve him well.

Bell is only entering his third NBA season, and although the Wolves frontcourt already has Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng, there’s room for Bell to carve out minutes for himself with Dario Saric, Taj Gibson and Anthony Tolliver either gone already or likely to leave.

Grade: B+