Jordan Poole should be traded by the Golden State Warriors to the Utah Jazz, according to one NBA writer.
The Warriors could trade Poole to the Jazz for Collin Sexton, Kelly Olynyk, and the 28th overall selection in the 2023 NBA Draft, according to Jared Koch of The Frozen Rope.
Koch noted that Poole’s difficulties during the Golden State Warriors’ second-round series would be sufficient for their front staff to begin making calls about him. “Golden State is still in win-now mindset, and the club just doesn’t have time to put up with Poole’s growing pains and inefficiencies, which we still see him struggle with. Steph Curry will turn 36 the following season. The top priority must be making the most of his career’s final best years.
“A team with the time to allow Poole to mature fully? The Jazz.
For the Warriors this season, Poole averaged a career-high 20.4 points while shooting 43.0% from the field, 33.6% from beyond the arc, and 87.0% from the line. The Michigan native, nevertheless, was unable to continue his performance from the regular season into the postseason.
Poole averaged just 10.3 points in 13 postseason games against the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers while shooting a poor 34.1% overall and 25.4% from 3-point range. The Warriors, who defeated the Boston Celtics to win the title previous season, fell to the Lakers in the Western Conference Semifinals in six games, and Poole only scored 8.3 points on average over the entire series.
In October 2022, Poole agreed to a four-year, $128 million agreement with the Warriors. Next season sees the start of the lucrative extension.