Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr did not appear to have been overly shocked by the team’s early exit from the postseason despite the team’s intentions to pursue another NBA championship.
In his Tuesday press conference, Kerr made a significant admission regarding the Warriors’ campaign. There is “no hiding” the fact that the squad was negatively affected in the long run by the physical altercation between Draymond Green and Jordan Poole, he claimed.
During a Warriors practice on October 5, Green hit Poole in the face, and a video of the incident was leaked. Green received a fine, but the team did not suspend him. More than a week after the incident, Poole addressed the media for the first time, insisting that he and Green are both “professionals” and committed to pursuing another championship.
We’ve now found that the strain persisted, and Kerr’s remarks supported that. Recently, Poole gave a fairly direct account of his friendship with Green.
Before the offseason, Poole has been mentioned as a potential trade target. It’s possible that the Warriors will have to part ways with Poole in order to improve the chemistry in the locker room because they are committed to their core of Green, Stephen Curry, and Klay Thompson.