Jordan Bell has perfect answer on Warriors role with Steph Curry

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Bell had perfect answer for his role alongside Steph originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Jordan Bell fills a critical need for the Warriors as the postseason draws near, and he joked with local reporters Thursday about what his role will be in the offense.

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Bell's "light-skinned dude" quip about Steph Curry harkens back to his rookie season with the Warriors, when he gave a similar answer to NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke about playing alongside Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant.

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All humor aside, Bell will be an important piece for the Warriors' depth over the last few games of the regular season and heading into the play-in tournament. With James Wiseman out for the season with a meniscus injury, the Warriors' depth at the center position has been severely limited.

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Kevon Looney has been the Warriors' starter at center primarily this season, but still averages fewer than 20 minutes per night. Draymond Green has stepped in and played quite a bit at the five, but especially given his 6-foot-6 frame, physical play in the paint night in and night out takes a toll.

Bell isn't a traditional 7-foot center, but he offers excellent bounce and can run the floor and play solid defense. During his rookie year with the Warriors, he averaged a block per game.

The 26-year-old also was on the Warriors' championship team in 2018, and has experience playing in high-intensity playoff environments.

Getting the ball in Curry's hands will be one of the primary directives for everyone in the Warriors' offense, but Bell can offer much more than that.

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