Jordan Bell tasked with improving eating habits
Jordan Bell is slated to get his share of extra playing time in this year’s Summer League, but the Golden State Warriors have been determined to optimize his diet this offseason.
While the usual narrative has overweight players that need to shed some weight, or thin players that need to put some on, Bell’s dilemma is actually as simple as remembering to eat.
“I look skinny, huh? I haven’t eaten right lately,” Jordan Bell said following the Warriors’ summer-league win over Sacramento on Tuesday, according to Mark Medina of the San Jose Mercury News. “Just being so busy and trying to get everything and going home for camps. I had to go home for the Warriors and I forget to eat. I’ll do better at that.”
It wasn’t long since the rookie out of Oregon was seen sipping on Hennessy during the championship parade, but the 6-foot-9, 224-pound forward noted it’s actually a bad habit he’s had for a while.
“I forget to eat all the time,” Bell said. “It’s just like that. Growing up, I didn’t have much to eat. So I learned to survive without eating.”
Bell is bound to see some added playing time with their new signing DeMarcus Cousins likely to miss the first half of the season.
The Oregon product showed flashes of brilliance during his rookie season and some development after being taken under Draymond Green’s wing, growing as a defensive prospect despite changing shots for a living as the 2016-17 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.
Besides his eating, Bell is looking to show the improvement on his shooting, something he didn’t display during the regular season or the playoffs, but had rather been working on behind the scenes.
“I’ve been working on shooting during the season,” Bell said. “Obviously during the playoffs, it wasn’t the time to show it. Summer league is the best time to show it.”
“I’ve been given the green light in Summer League.”
If it all goes right, Bell is bound to see an even bigger challenge this season, as his role will unavoidably grow if he can avoid the nasty ankle injuries that plagued him during his rookie campaign.