Bell isn't listed on the Grizzlies' official injury report for Sunday's game against the Wizards and is expected to be available off the bench.
Bell was dealt for the second time in less than a week Thursday, as he joined the Grizzlies after coming over in a trade from the Rockets, whom he never played for. Per Omari Sankofa II of The Athletic, Bell took part in the Grizzlies' practice Saturday, so that should be enough for him to at least suit up Sunday. He's no lock to be included in coach Taylor Jenkins' rotation, however, as the trio of Jonas Valanciunas, Jaren Jackson and Brandon Clarke will continue to absorb most of the minutes at either frontcourt spot.
Bell (not injury related) won't be available for Friday's game against the 76ers, Anthony Sain of Sports Illustrated reports.
Bell will take a couple days to join the Grizzlies after being traded twice this week. The 24-year-old was traded from the Timberwolves to the Rockets on Tuesday, only to be flipped to the Grizzlies ahead of Thursday's trade deadline. Bell averaged 8.7 minutes with Minnesota and is unlikely to be a significant factor in Memphis' rotation.
Bell was traded from the Rockets to the Grizzlies on Thursday in exchange for Bruno Caboclo (knee), Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The deal also includes a second-round pick swap.
Bell, who was acquired from the Timberwolves in a four-team, 12-player trade earlier in the week, was never projected to play a huge role for the Rockets, so the team opted to send him to Memphis for Caboclo, who is on a cheaper deal. It's unclear what role the 25-year-old will play for the Grizzlies. Across 27 games this season, Bell is averaging 3.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 8.7 minutes.
Bell (not injury related) will be available for Thursday's tilt with the Lakers, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
As expected, Bell will make his Rockets debut against the Lakers. It's unclear what type of role the 24-year-old will have with his new team, though he offers some defensive versatility in the frontcourt and is a capable rim runner. Despite those positives, he was averaging just 8.7 minutes per game for Minnesota and likely will find himself slotted in behind Isaiah Hartenstein as the third-string center.