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Jordan Bell thanks the Warriors in a heartfelt Instagram post

The young big man is on to the next adventure, but is grateful for his time in the Bay Area.

2019 NBA Finals - Game One Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Jordan Bell’s tenure with the Golden State Warriors was ultimately quite brief. Drafted in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft, it looked like Bell might be a steal who could contribute for years to come.

But it didn’t quite work out the way both sides envisioned. Bell dealt with up-and-down play, as well as inconsistent minutes, while the team reportedly grew frustrated with his bouts of immaturity and lack of professionalism.

When the team swung a sign-and-trade to acquire D’Angelo Russell, it left them with extreme financial ramifications, and essentially no room to retain Bell.

The big man then signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He should receive a big opportunity and steady minutes there.

On Monday, Bell took to Instagram to thank the Warriors, the Bay Area community, and Golden State fans for the run.

Here’s the transcription of Bell’s heartfelt message:

My time with the Golden State Warriors was probably one of the biggest chapters of my life thus far. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I had to be apart of this organization. I couldn’t have asked for a better team (teammates, front office, and everyone in between). Thank you! To the YAY AREA, thank you for showing me nothing but love during my time in the Bay. As I begin my new chapter, I will never forget my time here. Thank you Dubnation!

Bell appeared in 125 regular season games for the Warriors, and averaged 3.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game. He also played in 32 postseason games, and had some big moments.

That said, his biggest Warriors highlight will always be his performance at the 2018 championship parade in Oakland.

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