2. Jordan Poole
Branded as the next “Swaggy-P”, Jordan Poole’s career didn’t begin as exciting as Nick Young’s. Poole struggled mightily early on, often looking like the worst player in the entire league.
For the first 33 games of his career, Poole was shooting below 30 percent from the field and 3-point line. He was a horrid defender and poor playmaker. Quickly, Poole was sent to the G-League.
His stint with Santa Cruz worked wonders as he came back with a load of confidence. In his 14 most recent games, Poole averaged a much improved 14.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting from the floor. Of course, he still had trouble on defense. But, this could simply be a result of him being only 20 years old.
Poole is an interesting prospect because if he can transform into the deadly shooter he has the potential of becoming, he would fit perfectly with the Dubs. The only problem is, that is a very big ‘if’. We will need to see continued improvements from Poole in Chicago.