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Warriors 2nd Rd Draft Steal Jordan Bell Puts Up Rare 5X5 Line: 5/11/6/5/5

Published on July 12th, 2017 by Astramskas, David | 1,786 views

Golden State Warriors haters were pretty pissed on draft night when the NBA champs managed to acquire a potential draft steal even though they didn’t even have a pick. The potential draft steal was 6’9, 22-year old Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Jordan Bell and they acquired him by sending $3.5 million to the Bulls, who picked Bell with their 38th pick.

On Tuesday, Bell fell 1 block short of tying the NBA Summer League record for blocks (7), while finishing with a rare 5×5 line that would make his Golden State teammate Draymond Green and former 5×5 King Andrei Kirilenko proud: 5 points (2-2 fg, 1-1 ft), 11 rebounds, 6 blocks, 5 assists and 5 steals in a double OT loss to the Wolves!

If you are wondering how rare 5×5 games are, there’s only been 18 in NBA history. Green had one (24/11/8/5/5)  in 2015 and it also took him two overtimes (50 minutes) to pull it off. In the past 20 years, there’s only been 7 instances of it and 3 of them came courtesy of AK-47.

  • 2003: 19 pts 5 rebs 7 asts 5 blks 8 stls
  • 2003: 10 pts 12 rebs 6 asts 5 blks 6 stls
  • 2006: 14 pts 8 rebs 9 asts 7 blks 6 stls

So what I’m saying is 5×5 are rare and so are 2nd round steals that can impact a game without scoring. The Warriors ended up with one in 2012 and might have ended up with another one in 2017.

BELL IN HIGH SCHOOL

We had the pleasure of recording a lot of his high school games back in 2012 and it was a common sight to watch him rack up a triple-double with blocks. Standing between just 6’6 – 6’7 at the time, we witnessed him block 18 shots in one game and 23 in another!

 




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