Continuous Role Changes
Poole is now seeing that hard work come to fruition. This season hasn’t been perfect, with the continued rotation change. You name it, Jordan Poole has done it this year. He started before Klay Thompson’s return and then came off the bench afterward. He has been in the lineup to close games, and we’ve also seen him be sidelined for the last 7 minutes.
For a young player, it can be very hard to continue having your role change. Tie that in with some disappointing games and there begins to be questions asked.
This all changed in my opinion, with the Denver Nuggets game. After almost forfeiting the first meeting that week, the whole Dubs squad was ready to go on Thursday night. Poole once again was coming off the bench with rookie Moses Moody getting the start. However, Poole would play 34 minutes and finish the game alongside the splash bros. Towards the end of the game, the Warriors needed a few more scores. Jordan Poole took the Klay role in setting a screen for Steph and then slipping towards the 3-point line. One thing we know about Jordan, he is not afraid of the moment. With two huge 3-pointers to ice the game, Kerr had no choice but to close with Steph, Klay, and Poole. With the absence of Draymond Green, Poole has also joined the starting lineup where he seems to be thriving.