Warriors extend qualifying offer to big man Bell

Warriors big man Jordan Bell appeared in 68 regular-season games and 15 in the playoffs.

The Golden State Warriors have extended a qualifying offer to big man Jordan Bell, making him a restricted free agent, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.

While the Warriors are giving themselves the option of keeping Bell, he was fairly disappointing and lost time to Kevon Looney, DeMarcus Cousins and even sometimes Andrew Bogut.

Bell appeared in 68 games with the Warriors, averaging just 3.3 points and 2.7 rebounds. His qualifying offer is worth about $1.8 million.

“He had an embarrassing incident in late March in which he put authorized charges to assistant coach Mike Brown‘s hotel room, leading to a one-game suspension,” Dana Gaurader of HoopsRumors noted. “But the Warriors see enough potential in Bell to at least make it more challenging for another team to sign him.”