The team’s 2019 first-round pick out of the University of Michigan, Poole had an extremely streaky rookie season. However, Poole’s last dozen games have given hope that there is still a star in the making.
After struggling to start the season, including three-game streaks of shooting 3-for-23 and 8-for-37, Poole was eventually assigned to the team’s G-League affiliate.
He crushed it there, averaging 26.0 points per game during his mere three-game stint. He averaged 3.7 threes per game and shot 42.3% on those. It was a season-changing experience, or so it seemed. Poole came back to Golden State and was as aggressive and determined as ever.
Prior to the league’s suspension, Poole was quickly trending up. In 12 of his last 13 games, he scored double figures.
In those games, he shot 47.2% from the field and averaged 1.7 threes per game. He had taken over as the team’s backup point guard and turned into a much more efficient scorer.
Poole as a solid backup to Curry was the team’s intentions when drafting him, and hopefully, he’ll be able to keep up that efficiency next season as it’ll be a make-or-break year for Poole.
He still wasn’t even close to the Warriors last pick in the 2020 draft though.