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Jordan Bell assigned to Santa Cruz, will play against Memphis Hustle

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Jordan Bell will get some run in Santa Cruz as he continues to work his way back into shape after a prolonged injury absence.

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The Golden State Warriors announced yesterday evening that rookie Jordan Bell would be assigned to their G-League affiliate in order to some extra run tonight.

Bell will join Quinn Cook and Damian Jones with the Santa Cruz Warriors as they take on the Memphis Hustle tonight at 6 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Arena. While Jones has been in Santa Cruz for a while, Mark Medina of the Bay Area News Group reports that Bell will be making only a brief trip to shake off some rust before returning to practice with Golden State.

“He’s a little rusty,” Kerr said of Bell. “He needs to get his timing and his rhythm.”

After all, Bell said his shooting workouts during his rehab gradually increased from only 10 to 15 minutes. He also did not scrimmage until the last week before his return. Therefore, the Warriors sent Bell to their G-League team in Santa Cruz to play in Sunday’s game against the Memphis Hustle for added repetitions. Bell will then return to the Warriors for Monday’s practice and beyond.

Santa Cruz lost their previous game to the Oklahoma City Blue, but both Jones and Warriors two-way player Chris Boucher had nice games. Jones finished the game with a team-high 27 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks while Boucher had a well-rounded 9 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks.

Both showed off the athleticism and/or hustle that has Warriors fans excited about their potential.

See the tweet below for the Warriors’ full press release about assigning Jordan Bell to Santa Cruz.