Jordan Bell is planning to sign a 10-day contract with the Wizards via. the hardship provision allowing a team who has been hit hard by injuries, at least four injured players who meet the criteria, to add an extra player. (Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)
Bell would be coming into a dire situation, as the Wizards' frontcourt is currently non-existent. The team has already made moves to address their position and skill gaps by adding Alex Len; with Bell joining, the two will look to mend the holes left by the absence of key team personnel. Bell played 27.0 games with the Timberwolves last year, where he averaged 8.7 minutes, 3.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.1 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game while shooting 53.3 percent from the floor. He offers limited upside from a fantasy standpoint, as he has never owned a large and consistent role in any teams' rotation. However, his potential and previous history on the Warriors lends to the possibility that he may produce enough to help keep the Wizards as competitive as they can be. In a situation in which he will more than likely have his number called often, Bell's potential makes him an intriguing speculative add in season-long deep-league play should he take well to his role. A wait and see approach will work best in DFS formats, as Bell could produce decent value given his expanded role. He could become a potential flier candidate.