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The Golden State Warriors hope rookie ahead Jordan Bell can turn out to be the second coming of Draymond Inexperienced – and apparently, so does Bell.

The early returns on the No. 38 decide are promising. Bell stuffed the stat sheet Tuesday with 5 factors, 5 assists, 5 steals, six blocks, and eleven rebounds in 32 minutes of summer time-league motion towards the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was additionally one way or the other a plus-27 in a two-level extra time loss.

Bell credited the extremely uncommon 5-by-5 efficiency to Inexperienced, whom he fashions his recreation after.

Golden State paid $three.5 million to purchase a second-spherical decide from the Chicago Bulls for the chance to draft Bell. The facility ahead from Oregon was an excellent, versatile, and tenacious defender on the collegiate degree.

The Warriors noticed Bell’s instincts and athleticism as an ideal match of their protection in the identical position as Inexperienced. To additional that improvement, the Warriors put Bell’s locker proper beside Inexperienced’s, and the Defensive Participant of the Yr will function Bell’s veteran for the upcoming season.