Golden State Warriors’ senior group ‘ALL had a problem with Jordan Poole before he was traded’
According to recent reports, every senior member of the Golden State Warriors’ locker room held some grudge against Jordan Poole before the latter was traded to the Washington Wizards.
Chris Paul went to the Bay Area, and after four years in California, Gerald Poole was moved to the Washington Wizards.
Tensions between the guard and his other players finally erupted at training camp in 2022, when Draymond Green hιt Poole.
The 24-year-old even had enemies among his teammates, as reported by The Ringer’s Logan Murdock, including shooting guard Klay Thompson. Murdock said on The Bill Simmons Podcast, “All the established guys had some version of a problem with Jordan Poole, whether it was Klay ironically saying that Jordan doesn’t pass the ball enough and shoots too much.”
Green, Draymond, “sees Jordan as this man and is like: “Yeah, I did pᴜnch him…”After what happened, I accomplished all these things, but now I can’t even be heard in the locker room.
The Warriors signed Green to a four-year, $100 million contract, and a week later they traded away Poole.
Still, many were perplexed by new GM Mike Dunleavy Jr.’s decision to trade away 2019 first-round pick Poole.
‘It’s like the ιnjury never happened’: Chet Holmgren returns after 11-month lay-off and shakes off rust as Oklahoma City Thunder bҽat Utah Jazz in Summer League opener
After being absent for 11 months, Chet Holmgren finally returned to the court, and his brilliance was on display for all to see.
Despite being selected second overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2022 NBA draft, Holmgren had to sit out his whole rookie year due to a foot condition that necessitated surgery.
The 7-foot-1 center forward returned on Monday, scoring 15 points while pulling down nine boards and blocking four shots in Oklahoma City’s 95-85 Summer League win over the Utah Jazz. Even though his return was marked by some mistakes and a scoreless first quarter, Holmgren stated, “The last thing I wanted to do was come out here and be timid, so I wanted to come out of the gates and be aggressιve and look to impact the game.”
The 21-year-old continued: ‘Obviously with that, you may make mistakes or miss shots, and that’s part of the game.
“Mistakes are part of the game,” he said, “and I just got to learn from them,” whether he had just played a hundred consecutive games without missing one or had missed the entire season.
Holmgren hurt his foot in August of last year playing a pro-am tournament.
His effort on Monday in Salt Lake City, which included a 40-foot touch pass to Jaylin Williams for a layup, really started to come together after the second quarter.
“That’s just modern basketball,” Holmgren remarked. It’s something I’m looking forward to realizing more.
Since regaining his health, Holmgren has participated in pickup and small-sided games.
“The foot feels great,” he emphasized. Besides the evident hardships I endured, it’s almost as if the ιnjury never occurred.
“But at this point, if you erased my memory, I wouldn’t know that anything had happened to my foot other than the scars from surgery… it’s really, really hard to test and see where you are” (because it’s been a year since I’ve been able to play a game).