The Bulls were set to take on the Warriors last night. But, there was an interesting development leading up to the game. Golden State head coach Steve Kerr announced that two of his superstars, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, would sit out for the game. Kerr also announced that he was going to start rookie Jordan Bell. The reason why that’s interesting is not because of Durant or Green. But because the Bulls drafted Bell in the second round of this past NBA Draft. Then, they decided the trade the Oregon product to Golden State for cash considerations. So Bell was set to get his NBA start against the team that traded him on draft night.
Many people, especially Bulls fans, were upset with the trade of Bell to Golden State for seemingly nothing, however, what Bell did before he was announced in the arena was fantastic. He made money gestures with his hands, referring to the player he was traded for, “cash considerations.” He even said during the press conference that he was wondering how cash considerations was playing over in Chicago.
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To add insult to injury for Chicago, they were absolutely dismantled by the Warriors. They were outscored 26-21 in the second quarter by Stephen Curry alone. They lost 143-94 and the 143 points were the most points allowed by the Bulls since 1990. Bell finished with a solid line of 7 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 blocks, and 2 steals. Needless to say, it was a rough night for the Bulls.