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Wizards sign Jordan Bell to bolster center rotation

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The center has played three NBA seasons for three NBA teams before coming to Washington.

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Jordan Bell has been added to the Washington Wizards’ roster.
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On Saturday, the Washington Wizards announced that they signed Alex Len, which was originally reported yesterday. They also signed free agent centerJordan Bell, who played three NBA seasons, two with the Golden State Warriors (2017-18 and 2018-19) and he played the 2019-20 NBA season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies. Bell’s career averages are 3.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

Bell already has ties with the Wizards organization, because the Capital City Go-Go added him off of waivers on Mar. 11, after the Grizzlies released him and just before the coronavirus pandemic ended the G-League season. He was also expected to be a flex-affiliate for the Go-Go where he would have played for the Erie BayHawks in the G-League’s bubble.

However, the Wizards have very little center depth with Thomas Bryant out for the season due to a torn ACL as well as the recent waiving of Anzejs Pasecniks. Now, with Bell’s and Len’s additions to the Wizards roster, Washington should have four serviceable players at the center position, which include Moritz Wagner and Robin Lopez.

Barring an unforeseen complication, the Wizards should be playing the San Antonio Spurs on the road tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET.