Steve Kerr Breaks Silence on Why the Golden State Warriors Traded Jordan Poole

This week, something unexpected happened. The Golden State Warriors traded Jordan Poole to the Washington Wizards in order to acquire Chris Paul. Poole was once supposed to be the Warriors’ future, but due to a bad season, the Warriors opted to stop their experiment with him.

Steve Kerr was recently asked in an interview why the Golden State Warriors traded Jordan Poole to the Wizards. He gave a simple answer, saying that it was time to make a change in the team. They wanted to do something different that could help them have a better chance of winning the championship again.

Steve Kerr on trading Jordan Poole

Jordan Poole
Jordan Poole

“We’re going to be a lot different. The last thing I’m going to do is say anything about a team that just won a championship a year ago and then fought through a difficult season. Made a helluva run at the end of this year. I’ve loved this group that we’ve had (for) the last couple (of) years. But the biggest point is that we sensed we needed a shift. Didn’t mean we needed an overhaul, but we needed a shift of some sort. I think everybody in the organization sensed that. And it feels like we’ve made a pretty significant shift without giving up our identity and our sense of who we are as a team. I think, all in all, it’s a very positive shift,” Kerr said.

Kerr believes that there was no bad feelings involved in the decision. He thinks that the team just needed to start fresh and bring in some fresh energy.

The Warriors could be very strong with Chris Paul

Even though the Warriors already have Stephen Curry, having him team up with Chris Paul could make the team even stronger. Paul is known for being one of the best at passing the ball, and if he can be relied upon to get the ball to Curry, who is considered the best shooter ever, the Warriors could easily defeat their opponents.

But there is a problem with Draymond Green. He hit Poole and it made their teamwork bad, which might have been why they traded him. Also, a video came out where Green said he doesn’t have a good relationship with the great point guard, so it’s another issue for the Warriors to deal with.

Poole will be a key player for the Wizards. He’ll play an important part on the team, which will assist him develop his game. Poole averaged 20.4 points, 4.5 assists, and 2.7 rebounds as the third option last season. So it’s simple to believe that his numbers will improve now that he’s the main man.

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