Jordan Bell delivers vs. Pacers, had ‘been going through it a lot'


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With Warriors forward Draymond Green resting on Monday night against the Pacers, Jordan Bell got to start in his place.

Over the prior five games, Bell was out of the rotation:

-DNP vs Pelicans
-Garbage time at Clippers
-Garbage time at Lakers
-DNP at Wizards
-DNP at Celtics

He got an opportunity vs. the Pacers and made the most of it. The 24-year old registered eight points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 19 minutes.

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Bell was able to make his presence felt early:

Did he need the minutes at Indiana?

"Definitely," Bell told reporters as he chuckled. "Yeah. Definitely. Definitely been going through it a lot not playing. So I think today really helped me out a lot."

Unfortunately for Bell, it's going to be difficult for him to find consistent playing time moving forward. Draymond will obviously be back and Jonas Jerebko will return to action after missing the final three games of the road trip.

But the second-year pro knows that he needs to be a professional and be prepared if his number is called.

"Stay ready," he told the media. "It helps that I'm young ... staying into the game. Watching the plays, calling things out -- it helps me personally. Stuff like that."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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