Going into the offseason, the Golden State Warriors have a lot of choices to make. Following the resignation of former general manager Bob Myers on Friday, they announced some significant front office news.
To make the most of this team’s window and transform them into championship contenders, Mike Dunleavy Jr. Jordan Poole and Jonathan Kuminga are two guys who are already on the roster that he will have to choose between. Either both players must be traded, or the Warriors must convince them to join the team and fit in with the present lineup.
Numerous clubs have already contacted the Warriors to test the market, so there won’t be a lack of interest should they decide to sell either of them.
The offseason will be interesting for both Jonathan Kuminga and Jordan Poole. Poole significantly contributed to the Warriors’ 2022 NBA championship victory last season, but this season he has shown some signs of regression. Over the course of two seasons, Kuminga played just occasionally and was mostly left out of the starting lineup.
In the previous season, Poole averaged 20.4 points per game, 2.7 rebounds, and 4.5 assists while shooting 43 percent from the floor, 33.6 percent from beyond the arc, and 87 percent from the charity stripe. With splits of 52.5 percent from the field, 37 percent from three-point range, and 65.2 percent from the free-throw line, Kuminga averaged 9.9 points per game, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists. Both players have the potential to contribute to a successful team, but it’s up to the Warriors to determine how they fit in.