The main story people are talking about besides the NBA Finals is the NBA Draft. Many people are talking about players such as Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, De’Aaron Fox, Josh Jackson, and some others, but many people are sleeping on the junior power forward from Oregon, Jordan Bell.
Jordan Bell is climbing up many mock drafts and is projected to be late 1st round pick at best. Bell is getting comparisons to players like Dennis Rodman, a 2-time Defensive Player of the Year award recipient. Bell is trying model his game just like Draymond Green, the starting Power Forward for the Golden State Warriors. He is making a lot of noise for teams to notice, as he has worked out with many teams before the draft. He has expressed draft interest from the Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, and there has been rumors that the Portland Trail Blazers are willing to take him with one of their three 1st round draft picks in this year’s draft.
He turned a lot of heads with his performance during Oregon Final 4 tournament run in this year NCAA tournament. His breakout performance was during the Elite 8 matchup against the Kansas Jayhawks with 13 Rebounds and a sublime 8 blocks!
At 6’9, 225 Pounds Bell is stuck in between the Power Forward and the Center position from a physical standpoint, but he emits more as a 5 at the NBA level given his offensive skill. Bell lacks in the ideal size, length and bulk at the center position, but he makes up for it with effort and elite-level athletic ability, which allows him to impact the game as a rebounder, shot blocking threat, pick and roll switcher, and transition scorer.
Don’t sleep on Jordan Bell. He can be a threat on both sides of the ball and has crazy athleticism. Let’s see who takes Jordan Bell on draft night.