Warriors trade plan could send Jordan Poole to Utah Jazz

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.

“Poole’s struggles in the Golden State Warriors’ second-round series might just be enough for their front office to start taking calls on him,” Koch wrote. “Golden State is still in win-now mode, and sitting through Poole’s growing pains and inefficiencies we still see him battle with is something the team simply doesn’t have time for. Steph Curry’s gonna be 36 next season. Maximizing the final best years of his career has to be the biggest priority.

“A team that does have the time for Poole to fully develop? 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.






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