The Houston Rockets acquired Jordan Bell a couple of days ago as part of the mega four-team, 12-player deal, and now they have quickly traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies, acquiring Bruno Caboclo in the deal.
The deal was reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Houston has traded Jordan Bell to Memphis for Bruno Caboclo, source tells ESPN. Teams exchange second-round picks too.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
Caboclo showed some flashes last season in starting 19 games for Memphis, but this season he has seen his playing time dip by a good amount. If he can find a way to get back to his three-point shooting from last season he may have a role with the Rockets, but he likely won’t be playing much.
Jordan Bell has struggled to find consistent playing time largely since his rookie season in the league, but maybe another change of scenery can pay dividends for him. However, Memphis is fairly strong in the frontcourt, so he may continue to struggle to find consistent playing time.
Ultimately these two teams are just trading off bench players in this deal and hoping that maybe they can find lightning in a bottle with a player getting a change of scenery.
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