Lowe’s 10 things: Warriors and Thunder add new dimensions

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It’s the final Friday of 2017, so let’s roll:

1. Jordan Bell and the Steph-less Warriors

So … Cash Considerations might be good already — at least when surrounded by Golden State’s elite talent. The Warriors have blitzed opponents by 16 points per 100 possessions with both Bell and Kevin Durant on the floor, and Bell’s all-around game has helped the Dubs thrive without Stephen Curry.

Bell brings a speed and switchability on defense no one else in Golden State’s misfit crew of centers can approach. He fits on offense as another cagey ball-mover. Trap Durant on the pick-and-roll, and Bell slips into a 4-on-3 — and (usually) whips the ball to the right place. Watch him eyeball Omri Casspi cutting through the lane, fake a pass there, and wait for the waves to recede — leaving his real target open in their wake:

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