Though the Golden State Warriors already might have more talent than any other team we’ve seen in recent memory, they got even better this summer with the addition of one young prospect. That prospect goes by the name of Jordan Bell, an Oregon product who was selected 38th overall by the Chicago Bulls and ultimately shipped to the Warriors.
Bell is considered the steal of the draft by many and has shown frequent flashes as to why he is worthy of that title so far during this short season. Along with making a real impact, Bell has another major milestone on his to-do list for his rookie season. According to ESPN’s Marc Spears, Bell wants to participate in the 2018 NBA Dunk Contest:
Warriors rookie forward Jordan Bell, who dunked the ball off the glass in Dallas, says he wants to be in the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk contest.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) October 28, 2017
Though not primarily known for his athleticism, Bell can get up there and he has already shown off some extra flair in-game this year versus the Dallas Mavericks:
JORDAN BELL OFF THE BACKBOARD TO HIMSELF FOR THE DUNK! pic.twitter.com/9wdZ4uT9df
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) October 24, 2017
All-Star Weekend is typically one of the biggest stages during the entirety of an NBA season and is highlighted by the dunk contest. We’ve seen some incredible dunks in recent history, especially these past few years from names such as Zach LaVine, Aaron Gordon, and Glenn Robinson III.
Let’s see if Jordan Bell has what it takes to put his name in the same conversation with some of the game’s best dunkers in his rookie season.