November 30, 2019, 11:25 amJordan PoolePG, Golden State Warriors
Coach Steve Kerr is encouraging Jordan Poole to shoot through his slump and it result in Poole posting a career-high 20 points on Friday.
By all accounts, Jordan "This Year's Kevin Knox" Poole has been a disaster this season, swagging his way to 9.4 points on 28% shooting in a generous 26 minutes per game. In fact, Friday was only the 2nd time all season that he's shot above 50% from the field. It's been 20 games. Despite his horrible shooting, the Warriors are right to stick with him, since whatever development plan they have for their young players will stall as soon as the Warriors get their stars back next year. Right now, the Warriors envision Poole as a Nick Young-type microwave scorer of the bench. Poole's got the swag and usage parts down, but everything else has yet to fall into place.
Source: The Athletic