Report: Wizards Could Trade Jordan Poole

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According to NBA insider Marc Stein, the Washington Wizards could trade Jordan Poole after acquiring him from the Golden State Warriors this past offseason.

“Did the Washington Wizards trade for Jordan Poole to try to rebuild his trade value to move him on in a future trade … or to make him a cornerstone player of their post-Bradley Beal future? My sense, from speaking to various league observers, is that more believe it is the former rather than the latter with Poole in Year 1 of a four-year, $123 million contract,” Stein wrote.

Poole is averaging 16.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocks this season for the Wizards while shooting 41.2% from the field, 30.3% from beyond the arc and 76.9% from the free-throw line.

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Poole has recorded a negative plus-minus in every game this season except one. The Wizards are 2-8 and blew a 23-point lead to the Toronto Raptors on November 13.

The Warriors traded Poole to the Wizards for Chris Paul. Poole is making $27.5 million this season. He signed a four-year, $128 million contract with the Warriors in October 2022.

During an interview with Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, Poole talked about his exit from the Warriors and his fresh start with the Wizards.

“Obviously, I wanted to be in a position to have my own team, and then if it did come, how would I go about that?” Poole told Yahoo Sports. “Luckily, I’m able to do that so young, after learning from some of the best. It’s cool. It’s a smooth transition. We’re building everything from scratch, essentially. Building up a new foundation. Everything in Golden State was already established, so we kinda had to fit into the mold that they have there.”

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It will be interesting to see if the Wizards traded Poole this season.

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