– The Indiana Pacers are signing free agent center Jordan Bell to an Exhibit 10 contract.
– Bell spent his first two NBA seasons with the Golden State Warriors.
– The Indiana Pacers have already filled their three two-way spots.
Former NBA champion Jordan Bell is signing an Exhibit 10 deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told @hoopshype. Bell will be a veteran leader for Indiana’s G League affiliate, the Mad Ants.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto)
The Indiana Pacers have made a move in the free agency market by signing Jordan Bell to an Exhibit 10 contract. Bell, who was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 2017, has spent the majority of his NBA career with the Golden State Warriors. However, he has also made stops with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Washington Wizards.
During his time with the Warriors, Bell had some notable performances, including a career-high 20 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers in December 2017. He also had a playoff career-high 11 points in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2019 Western Conference Finals.
Most recently, Bell played for the Guangzhou Loong Lions in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). In 40 games with the Lions, he averaged 10.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.1 steals, and 1.9 blocks.
With the signing of Bell, the Pacers add a veteran big man who will likely spend time with their G League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, in the upcoming season. The team has already filled their two-way spots, so Bell’s Exhibit 10 contract may not be converted into a two-way deal. Nevertheless, he will provide leadership and experience to the young players in the G League.