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Explain One Play: How Draymond got Jordan Bell a dunk

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A quick video analysis of how Draymond Green got a nice alley-oop for rookie Jordan Bell in the Nuggets-Warriors game on Sep 30, 2017.

NBA: Summer League-Philadelphia 76ers at Golden State Warriors
I commence to make you want to jump jump, Jordan Bell will make you jump jump
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So just recently, I posted Three future plays for Jordan Bell, and two of them ended up relevant in Jordan Bell highlights in tonight’s Warriors-Nuggets game: HORNS Curl and Short Roll.

Greg Thomas nicely described the alley-oop earlier today.

Let’s dig deeper into what Draymond Green saw in the defense of Nikola Jokic that caused him to call this play. Here’s a short video about the HORNS Curl play and the fake version, and what Draymond saw in Jokic’s coverage.

Final Thoughts

Even in college Jordan Bell wasn’t creating his own offense. He finished fast breaks and dunked when cutting to the basket. Now in the pros, he is reliant on other people’s gravity to create space for his scoring. Luckily, there are a lot of gravity wells on the Warriors team.

Bell is a smart player and is a very springy jumper. He already looks prepared to run the (rare) finishing plays run for Andrew Bogut and all of the plays run for JaVale McGee.

Further Reading: Explain One Play: Stephen Curry to Andrew Bogut Alley-oop Dunks