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.
Jordan Bell said Draymond Green called this play before the inbound, told him the lob over Jokic would be wide open pic.twitter.com/vYYktLeV8F— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 1, 2017
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.
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