Jordan Poole will reportedly be traded to the team that the Warriors beat in the 2022 NBA Finals.
Yahoo! Senior NBA Sports reporter Jake Fischer revealed that before Poole was reportedly traded to the Washington Wizards, the Warriors and Celtics discussed a potential trade that could send the 24-year-old to Boston.
“There were also conversations between Golden State and Boston, sources said, about sending Poole to the Celtics, before Boston went ahead and traded Marcus Smart in a three-team trade with the Grizzlies that brought by Kristaps Porziņģis at TD Garden,” Fisher wrote. Thursday after the 2023 NBA Draft.
Fisher added that the San Antonio Spurs were also interested in the young guard but “never made” an offer that would attract the Warriors.
The Warriors reportedly agreed to trade Poole away to the Wizards, the NBA and social media must have been surprised.
In exchange for the 24-year-old Poole, Ryan Rollins, a 2027 second-round pick and a 2030 first-round pick (top-20 protected), Golden State received Chris Paul, the 38-year-old future Hall of Famer. .
With the trade, many claimed that Golden State signaled their intention to make the most of Steph Curry’s prime by surrounding him with veteran players hungry to win a championship, as opposed to trying to merge the two timelines.
In his first interview after the reported trade, Paul said he was “excited” to work with Curry and the Warriors to help Golden State compete for another championship.
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As Golden State prepares for the 2023-24 NBA season, it is clear that new general manager Mike Dunleavy Jr. all to make sure the Warriors are as competitive as possible right now.
Even if it means trading young pieces for win-now veterans.
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