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NBA Draft Result: Warriors select Jordan Bell with the 38th pick

The Warriors found their way into the draft and found more talent to work with.

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The Golden State Warriors acquired a pick in the 2017 NBA Draft from the Chicago Bulls and have made their pick: Jordan Bell from the University of Oregon.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Warriors purchased the 38th pick from the Bulls for a bunch of cash — exactly the kind of aggression we've come to expect from owner Joe Lacob.

Erik Horne of The Oklahoman called Bell,“arguably college basketball’s best defender last season.” In summarizing his ability, draft blogger JZ Mazlish wrote, “...he is more of a good small-ball 5 than an elite one, and small-ball 5 is already a limited role. A team with other pieces in place should aggressively pursue him for his ability to help immediately in a playoff matchup.”

In other words, this sounds like a great fit.

Earlier today, reported that the Warriors were interested in Nevada forward Cameron Oliver, which made a lot of sense: Oliver is known as a rim protector who has 3-point range. But there's no reason we shouldn't be as excited about Bell.

The Warriors entered the draft without a pick but many assumed they'd make a move because they need to find a way to maximize their salary cap room to accommodate their star-studded rotation.

We can probably expect the Warriors’ newest talent to join former second round pick Patrick McCaw as well as Damian Jones and Kevon Looney in a few weeks for Las Vegas Summer League.

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