There’s no way to use select options as a linked record; however, depending on your application (and, frankly, it sounds as if this won’t apply to yours) it is sometimes possible to mirror the values of a linked-record field with a single select. You can then use the single select for such things as kan ban grouping, color selection in several of the Blocks, or simply to give visual cues to a grid view.
I made use of this technique in my Black Mirror and SF Tenant Buyout bases, converting linked record fields and data fields with recurring values to single selects. Typically I did this by duplicating the field I wished to convert, changing the field configuration of the duplicate field to single select, and tweaking colors as needed.
For example, in the actual working guts of the base, the code that calculates average score and ranking for Black Mirror episodes is driven by nineteen linked records per reviewing publication. The visualizations, though, take their cues from the conversion of linked records to single selects:
All the usual caveats apply: Since the single select is not tied to the originating field, changes to one are not reflected in the other. It’s very easy to find yourself working with two discrete, divergent data sets — sometimes with no idea which is the accurate one. And, of course, this mirroring is valuable only for certain bases and situations, of which yours is probably not one.