Pick your poison with the Warriors guards
Deploying three guards on the floor at the same time would’ve never been possible without the emergence of Jordan Poole.
Poole was amongst the most improved players in the league this year – though he’s seemingly taken his game to even greater heights in the playoffs so far, starting in the place of Curry, with the Warriors playing it cautiously in his return from injury.
Poole has relished the challenge of performing under the brightest lights the game has to offer.
Through two post-season encounters – Poole is averaging 29.5 points on shooting splits of 65.5 percent from the field, 58.8 from three, and 91.7 percent from the line, whilst also becoming the first player in NBA history to have 10 threes or more in his first two playoff games.
Yet, it’s not just about the numbers. Much like Curry, Poole’s points are loud. His impact is infectious. Poole can go behind the back, between the legs, and then step back to drain home tough shots that swing momentum.
He fits into the system, and alongside Curry and Thompson like a glove. Poole’s ascension forces the opposition defense to pick their poison with the choices all equally fatal. His initiation as the third splash-brother is happening right in front of our very eyes.