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NBA rumors: Ex-Warrior Jordan Bell agrees to contract with Cavaliers

NBA rumors: Ex-Warrior Jordan Bell agrees to contract with Cavaliers

Jordan Bell has another new home. The former Warriors big man reportedly has agreed to a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

The Athletic's Shams Charania was first to report the news. 

Bell, 25, was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft. The Warriors then bought his draft rights, and he looked like a steal as he made an immediate impact. 

The athletic big man played 57 games as a rookie and even started 13. He then played 68 games in Year 2 and started two games in the playoffs, including Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Bell averaged 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds over his first two years with the Warriors. 

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But those wound up being his only two seasons for Golden State. Bell was suspended one game by the Warriors in March 2019 for charging hotel items to coach Mike Brown, and then signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves in free agency. In a matter of two days in February 2020, Brown was traded to the Houston Rockets and then the Memphis Grizzlies.

Bell was waived by the Grizzlies on March 2.

Over his three-year career, Bell has averaged 3.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

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Heat guard Tyler Herro studies Warriors' Klay Thompson to improve shot

Heat guard Tyler Herro studies Warriors' Klay Thompson to improve shot

Klay Thompson's shot is that of near perfection. Steph Curry might be regarded as the greatest shooter in NBA history, but his fellow Splash Brother's form is picturesque. 

Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro is taking note, too. The shooting guard has taken advantage of his time away from the court before the NBA's restart by watching film on Thompson and other greats.

"Klay Thompson, Ray Allen, CJ McCollum, Steve Nash and Bradley Beal are the guys that’s I’ve watched, just picking different things from each player," Herro recently told reporters, via the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman. 

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Herro, 20, is averaging 12.9 points per game for the Heat while shooting an impressive 39.1 percent from 3-point range. As a rookie, Thompson shot 41.4 percent from deep and has a career 41.9 shooting percentage from beyond the arc. They don't make many like Klay. 

Miami's young sharpshooter is studying one specific part of Thompson's game, too.

"You know, Klay and Ray, they do the catch-and-shoot very well," Herro said. "So that's the thing that I pay attention to when I'm watching them. But every player that I watch, or the coaches have me watch, I can dissect something new or something different from their game to try to add it to mine."

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Herro and the Heat resume their season Aug. 1 against the Denver Nuggets in Orlando. In just his first season, he has helped the Heat become a contender as a feared outside shooter and will play a big role once the NBA returns. 

Rested, healthy and full of more knowledge from hours watching film, we'll soon be able to see what exactly Herro picked up from Thompson other great shooters.

Eight things Warriors must do to return to NBA championship contention

Eight things Warriors must do to return to NBA championship contention

Until the current NBA season is completed -- if it ever is -- the Warriors will remain the reigning Western Conference champions. Yes, the 15-50 Golden State Warriors.

Obviously, they didn't come anywhere near their recent level of success this season, ending their season with the worst record in the league after making five straight NBA Finals. That said, the Warriors' roster isn't anywhere near the worst in the NBA. Not even close.

Though it would seem like quite a bounce-back, a Golden State resurgence next season isn't out of the question. In fact, for many reasons, you can bank on it. But resurgence isn't what the Warriors are aiming for. They don't simply want to climb out of the cellar.

They want to win championships.

Though they have many of the key ingredients already in place, some vital developments will have to occur in order for the Warriors to get back to title contention. Some will be more easily accomplished than others, and not all of them are in Golden State's control. But if the Warriors do these eight things, they'll give themselves a chance to lift the Larry O'Brien Trophy once again.

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