There’s no assure that Jordan Poole shall be on the Warriors‘ roster subsequent season, however the entrance workplace isn’t actively procuring him and there’s not a requirement from possession to cut back wage, sources inform Anthony Slater of The Athletic. Slater states that no one from Poole’s camp has acquired a sign that he shall be traded this summer season.
Golden State officers would most likely hearken to commerce affords for Poole, Slater provides, however the group doesn’t thoughts bringing again the core of the staff for an additional season. The strictest penalties for high-spending groups within the new Collective Bargaining Settlement received’t take impact till the 2024-25 season, and Klay Thompson‘s $43M wage shall be off the books by then.
The four-year, $123M extension that Poole acquired final fall will kick in subsequent season, elevating his wage from $3.9M to $27.4M and offering one other monetary problem for a staff that’s already properly into luxurious tax territory. Re-signing Draymond Green may push the group’s complete invoice for tax and salaries to greater than $400M. Even so, Slater’s sources say the Warriors aren’t taking a look at wage dump trades this offseason and the aim of any strikes shall be to make the staff extra aggressive.
Poole had a down yr after serving to Golden State win the NBA title in 2022, main some observers to query whether or not he’s in a position to reside as much as his new contract. He averaged a career-high 20.4 PPG, however he shot simply 43% from the sphere and 33.6% from three-point vary. He noticed his taking part in time fluctuate, each within the common season and playoffs, and was notably ineffective throughout the second-round loss to the Lakers.
Nonetheless, Poole has sturdy supporters in Kirk Lacob and Mike Dunleavy Jr., who’re working the staff forward of the impending departure of normal supervisor Bob Myers. Lacob and Dunlevy had been each sturdy supporters of giving Poole his extension, in response to Slater, who notes that in his time as a scout, Dunlevy was a proponent of drafting Poole within the first spherical in 2019.
The Warriors nonetheless haven’t named a proper substitute for Myers, however Lacob and Dunleavy are anticipated to finally have their roles elevated and can proceed working the staff.