The Golden State Warriors’ 2019 first-round pick struggled heavily to being the season. Coming out of Michigan after two seasons, Poole couldn’t find his rhythm and continued to have horrible shooting displays as he caught up to speed with the pace of the NBA.
During his first 10 games in the NBA, Poole averaged three made field goals per game. The only problem was that he also averaged 10.5. After a quick stint dominating the G-League, Poole made the transition back.
This time, he started to thrive with the Dubs as one of the team’s lead playmakers. Right as the league was suspended in mid-March, Poole hit his stride, scoring double figures in 12 of the Warriors’ last 13 games leading up the suspension.
Poole could use the additional time, and the youth development and culture is one big reason the teams are pushing for a restart of their own. He is the perfect example of a player that’d benefit from the team playing a few more games.