Jordan Bell Could Have An Immediate Impact In Brooklyn

The natural position that Jordan Bell played in college was at the four but when Oregon center Chris Boucher went down with a torn ACL prior to the NCAA tournament, Bell replaced Boucher as a small ball center. He excelled as he posted averages of 12.6 points on 73 percent shooting, 13.2 rebounds, and three blocks in 31.4 minutes per game.  He was Oregon’s best player and the Ducks went 4-1 before losing in the Final Four to the eventual national champions North Carolina Tar Heels.

At 6’9″ with a wing span of 6’11” and 227 pounds, he will be undersized as a center in the NBA but he should be able to play the five in small ball lineups which could increase his value in the draft.  Bell is coming off a decent regular season as he averaged 11 points on 63.6 percent shooting along with 8.7 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks in 29 minutes per game.