The Golden State Warriors are currently edging their way past the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs and Jordan Poole is a big part of their success.
Poole has now officially played in two career playoff games and is averaging 29.5 points, 3 rebounds and 5.5 assists.
On Monday night, Poole was shooting 50% from the three-point line and sank 10 of 16 field goal attempts.
This caused one of his teammates, Draymond Green, to think about Poole’s future with the team.
Draymond Green recalling that Steph Curry will soon be back in the starting lineup, but: “At the end of the day, Jordan (Poole) will have to start too.”
“Steve can understand that one.”
—Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 19, 2022
Green was talking about Poole’s incredible playoff performance and suggested that maybe he – and Stephen Curry – should start for the team.
Green noted that there will be a time when Curry will start over but, “ultimately Jordan will have to start over as well.”
He then added, “Steven can relate to that one.”
Is Green right and is Poole on his way to becoming an official Warriors starter?
Curry is coming back…slowly
Curry always takes his time getting up and running at 100% as he recovers from injury, so he hasn’t started playing lately.
It allowed Poole, who plays a similar type of basketball, to really flourish.
If Poole keeps playing the way he has, there’s really no reason he can’t start for the Warriors. more often.
However, rotating him doesn’t make much sense considering Curry basically plays the same position and is the heart and soul of the team.
Could Poole possibly take more minutes from Klay Thompson?
How would he fit into this training?
As Green said, it’s Kerr’s choice.