Former Golden State Warriors pair Jordan Poole and Donte DiVincenzo have made their respective team debuts, with each having departed the franchise during the offseason.
Poole’s highly-anticipated debut for the Washington Wizards ended in a heavy defeat to Indiana. After a bright start the 24-year-old slowed down in the second-half as the Pacers piled on 143 points in a 23-point win.
Jordan Poole and Donte DiVincenzo produced subpar performances in their first outings since exiting the Golden State Warriors.
Poole begun with a crafty transition layup for his first bucket as a Wizard, before finishing the first-half with an efficient 13 points on 6-11 shooting. It was a rough second-half for the 2022 NBA champion though, scoring just five points on 1-7 shooting. Poole finished with 18 points, two rebounds and five assists on 7-18 shooting, adding a steal, a block and four turnovers in just over 26 minutes.
The blowout Indiana victory saw garbage time minutes for another pair of former Warriors, with Ryan Rollins recording one point, three rebounds and one assist in six minutes, and Patrick Baldwin Jr. going stat-less in his just over three minutes.
DiVincenzo went scoreless in his little over 15 minutes of action for the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The 26-year-old missed all four of his field-goal attempts, three of which came from three-point range.
DiVincenzo was his usual presence on the glass and on the defensive end, recording three rebounds and helping the Knicks surge early in the fourth following a double-digit deficit. The one-year Warrior was a +5 in the game, but the Celtics got the better of the Knicks down the stretch.
Another former Golden State player, James Wiseman, was out of Monty Williams rotation in Detroit’s season opener against the Miami Heat. The former number two overall pick was a DNP, with Marvin Bagley III preferred as the backup big man.
Rounding out the former Warriors, Ty Jerome had two points in his five minutes and 30 seconds for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.
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