An update on the Golden State Warriors’ strategy for handling the Draymond Green vs. Jordan Poole issue was recently provided in a piece by Anthony Slater of The Athletic. Slater claims that Golden State is operating under the assumption that Poole and Green can once again coexist on the same championship squad without being forced to make a decision.
The locker room scar left by Green’s preseason punch on Poole “didn’t heal and might never,” according to Slater. “Perhaps more time and more offseason chats can make it better. However, there hasn’t been a “him or me” demand made. The Warriors are working on the premise that Green and Poole can once again be on the same roster and work toward the same championship objective in the coming season.
Despite not actively shopping Poole, Slater said, the Warriors are determined to upgrade their roster this offseason, which means virtually everyone save Steph Curry may be acquired at the appropriate price. Slater clarified that Poole hasn’t been provided any information to suggest that his future lies elsewhere.
For the Warriors, who will be making these crucial decisions without Bob Myers’ guidance, this is a crucial summer. The Warriors still need to decide who will formally replace Myers in a post that carries a lot of responsibility this summer and beyond.