Golden State Warriors should move Jordan Poole to backup point guard
If there’s one other spot up for grabs for the Warriors, it’s the backup point guard role, and it’s one that will hopefully be Jordan Poole’s. Poole has been one of the many bright spots for the Warriors this season.
After a rough rookie season in which the Warriors didn’t have much on-court leadership, the hope that Poole would develop into this type of player was low. However, he’s averaging 16.4 points per game which were up from 12 per game during his second season in the league.
On top of his scoring, Poole is averaging a career-high 3.5 assists and is leading the league in free-throw percentage. Both of those bring an added layer to what he can add as the main playmaker for the second unit.
The majority of Poole’s minutes this season have been at the two, but with Gary Payton II and Damion Lee also needing some minutes, Poole’s best chance to stay on the court might at the one.
That’s an adjustment the team should make as they plan to continue starting the Big 3, Andrew Wiggins and Looney.