Golden State Warriors: Jordan Bell continues to impress

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 8: Jordan Bell
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 8: Jordan Bell /

The Golden State Warriors may have found themselves another diamond in the rough with Jordan Bell, who had a 5×5 against the Timberwolves.

The Golden State Warriors have a very good eye for finding diamonds in the rough. Their ability to assess talent and unique skill sets that get overlooked is second to none. It’s how they’ve built such a dominant championship team.

While coming off a title celebration, the Warriors had to get to work for Draft Night. They didn’t have a ick, but there were rumblings that they would try to somehow get into the Draft. And they did just that.

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The Chicago Bulls selected Oregon Duck Jordan Bell with the 38th overall pick. Bob Myers then swooped in and made a deal to acquire Bell. They saw something in him.

In the Warriors’ third summer league game, Bell showed exactly what Myers and the rest of the Golden State front office saw. Though the Dubs fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, he was excellent.

He scored just five points, making both of his field goals attempts and completing a three-point play at the free throw line. He hauled in 11 rebounds and dished out five assists. Defensively, Bell was also spectacular, blocking six shots and coming away with six steals. He was +27 in the loss.

Bell’s line was very Draymond Green-esque. The 5×5 is impressive, even if he only got just five points. He still had a huge impact on the game on both ends of the floor.

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He started in place of Kevon Looney and did not squander his opportunity. He was a complete beast. Along with Damian Jones, they formed a fearsome frontcourt with the ability to protect the rim at a high level.

Bell will get a chance once the regular season comes around if he continues to play like this through Summer League and in the preseason. It looks like Myers and the Warriors did it again: they found themselves a unique, undersized defensive star in the second round.