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Dana Altman on 1050: Draymond Green is ‘very similar’ to the way Jordan Bell plays

The Golden State Warriors have next to no troubles on defense, especially with Defensive Player of the Year finalist Draymond Green at the helm.

However, latest draft pick Jordan Bell might be the perfect prodigy to learn from Green.

Dana Altman, Bell’s college coach at the University of Oregon, joined KNBR 1050’s The Audible on Friday where he conversed about the similarities between Bell and Green.

“Draymond is someone very active, plays with an edge, plays with a lot of energy,” Altman said. “That is very similar to the way Jordan plays. He’s got a good motor, he’ll play hard and loves to run the floor, and plays around the rim.”

“He’s really good at setting a solid pick, he loves to hit people,” he added. “That goes back to his football background. He’s not afraid to set a good pick, his athleticism allows him to roll and get to the rim. He did a great job when guys made the rotation over of kicking the ball out.”

Bell played three seasons at Oregon with his final season resulting in the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year award and Oregon’s first trip to the Final Four in 78 years. He averaged 10.9 points per game, 8.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks.

To hear the full podcast, listen below. To hear Altman’s comparison of Green and Bell, skip to 3:01.





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