The Golden State Warriors traded for the draft rights to Jordan Bell from the Chicago Bulls late during the NBA Draft on Thursday night.
The Warriors paid $3.5 million for Bell’s rights, the San Jose Mercury-News reported. It’s the highest mark for any team.
Last year, the Brooklyn Nets paid $3 million to move up 13 spots to select Isaiah Whitehead. In 2010, the Oklahoma City Thunder paid $3 million to select Tibor Pleiss.
Bell is considered the steal of draft and the Warriors are expected to develop him into a monster player in the front court. Bell really showed his defensive prowess in the NCAA Tournament in March with a handful of demoralizing blocks.