Jordan Poole was not well liked apparently.
Jordan Poole’s popularity within the Golden State Warriors locker room had reportedly reached a low point, leading to his trade to the Washington Wizards in exchange for an aging Chris Paul.
Logan Murdock of The Ringer highlighted the issues, stating that established players such as Klay Thompson believed Poole didn’t pass the ball enough and took too many shots.
“All the established guys had some version of a problem with Jordan Poole, whether it was Klay [Thompson] ironically saying that Jordan doesn’t pass the ball enough and shoots too much,” Murdoch said. “And then you have Draymond [Green], who sees Jordan as this guy is like, yeah, I did punch him. I did do all these things, but now I don’t have a voice within the locker room because of what happened.”
Draymond Green also had a troubled relationship with Poole, as evidenced by Green admitting to punching him and subsequently losing his voice within the locker room.
The infamous punch incident along with other internal conflicts further emphasized the strained relationship between Poole and the team.
Additionally, trading Poole allows the Warriors to avoid the financial obligations of his four-year extension, which would have amounted to over $100 million.
The Pool is officially close in Golden State.