Warriors to Wizards: Poole makes the switch

In 2019, Jordan Poole was drafted to the NBA Golden State Warriors, from the University of Michigan. He spent the next four years playing for the Warriors where his performance was outstanding.

After underperforming in his 2022-2023 season, Poole was traded to the Washington Wizards.

“Poole has been one of the NBA’s biggest disappointments this season,” Tyler Conway with Bleacher Report said.

This trade choice has upset fans as some believe that one bad season doesn’t mean Poole should be traded.

On Nov. 6, during the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Washington Wizards, Poole led the team by scoring a total of 23 points. This led some to believe that the Washington Wizards is a perfect match for Poole. Now,

Poole has the opportunity to stand out on the Wizards without being compared to stars like the Warriors point guard Stephen Curry.

During the game between the Wizards and Hornets on Nov. 22, people commented on Poole switching teams.

“It’s always tough for young guys to have to change teams, especially after the amount of success that Poole had,” commentators from the official NBA youtube channel said.

Tik Toks have gone viral showing pictures of Poole at the Wizards’ media day with a glum look on his face compared to a brighter expression when he was on the Warriors.

There has been speculation that the reason that Poole seems down is due to an incident that came between him and Draymond Green last season. During practice on Oct. 5, 2022, Green punched Poole in the face. Green later came out in an interview saying that he “just be hitting people”. No further details were given, but the relationship between the two never seemed the same after the incident.

Poole’s trade to the Wizards is a new change, perhaps an unfair one, but it may also be necessary putting Poole in the spotlight after his shortcomings last season.