Video: Warriors’ Jordan Bell and Steve Kerr get into shouting match
Golden State Warriors forward Jordan Bell and his head coach Steve Kerr got into a shouting match at the end of the game. Late in the fourth quarter, Bell can be seen yelling expletives on the court. Kevin Durant appears to try to calm him down, but he keeps going on and seems to be very peeved off.
Jordan Bell getting heated with Steve Kerr 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/2nQqJX3IS9
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Bell is infamous for how he was drafted. The Chicago Bulls sold a draft pick to the Golden State Warriors for $3.5 million. With that pick, the Warriors choose Bell.
Bell was hyped up to be the next Draymond Green. His athleticism at the four was excellent. He had the range to be a skilled defender not only inside but on the perimeter. It was expected that he would develop a jumper and suddenly become the Warriors next center.
He’s hardly played for the Warriors this season, only starting in one game. Perhaps this is because Kerr and Bell don’t see eye-to-eye, however, Bell hasn’t played well in the time he has had either.
He has averaged 2.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists while shooting 53.5 percent from the field. He’s only played 11.0 minutes a game and only took one three-point shot this entire season.
This may be the end of the line for Bell. The Warriors desperately need depth on the perimeter and they could possibly deal him away for assets. It remains to be seen how this will affect Bob Myer’s mindset going into the trade deadline.
The Warriors are now 32-14 on the season and sit in the first seed of the NBA’s Western Conference.