Warriors 2nd Rd Draft Steal Jordan Bell Puts Up Rare 5X5 Line: 5/11/6/5/5
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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.
Just trying to be like draymond
— Jordan Bell (@1jordanbell) July 12, 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!