Jordan Poole: Threes off the Bench
Jordan Poole brings a defensive game that will surely need to be worked on, but ultimately that wasn’t the reason he heard his name called on draft night. Poole was drafted for his scoring and his ability to thrive in the midrange game. For this coming season, a goal for him should be to thrive from a few feet farther back.
If Poole can become a reliable scorer (and specifically shooter) off the bench, that’s a promising sign for 2021 and beyond (when the Warriors will confidently be a contender once again). Lack of scoring off the bench is what plagued Golden State in the NBA Finals.
Poole isn’t expected to become the Sixth Man of the Year overnight, but if he can hover close to double digits off the bench, that’s a tremendous sign. Even better if he does so by way of the three-point shot.
Moving forward in his career, JP has a real chance to join the Dubs rotation as an important catalyst off the bench. His potential to be a pure scorer is exciting.