In October, Jordan Poole was presented with his merited bag. His payday in the form of a four-year, $123 million new contract landed on his doorstep following one of the most outstanding breakout seasons in recent Warriors history.
In contrast, Golden State needs more from its 23-year-old guard after 11 games of the 2022–23 NBA season.
“I am unable to feel how he is feeling. I can only observe what he does within the building or hear what he says. However, he (Poole) is pressing,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said on Tuesday to 95.7 The Game.
Poole has had difficulty from the start, pressing or not. In 28.8 minutes per game, he is scoring 15.2 points on 40.6 percent of his field goal attempts and just 30.1 percent of his three-point attempts.
18.5 points, 44.8 field goal percentage, and 36.4 3-point percentage were the same stats as the previous season.
Myers told Tim Kawakami of The Athletic that “it’s just been 11 games” on Tuesday. “Too soon. It’s similar to a known capable hitter having a rocky start to the baseball season. I don’t have a different perspective. a player who is batting.300. 200. There is no need to overreact to this.
“I am unable to explain why that happened. He can play though. He has participated in postseason games. I’m confident he’ll understand it. He’s faced challenges,” Myers added.
The youthful Warriors have taken a lot of the heat for their worrisome 4-7 start. In particular, Jonathan Kuminga and James Wiseman are still struggling to recover from sluggish starts in the second unit. In Monday’s 116-113 victory over the Kings, Wiseman—the backup center behind Kevon Looney—received his first DNP (Did Not Play) designation.
Poole hasn’t established a rhythm as the team’s sixth man despite being the symbol of Golden State’s two-timeline future.
Myers said to 95.7 The Game, “Coming off the bench is tough. “The change to being a man who comes off the bench and settles in there…
However, switching from the starting lineup to the bench is difficult, especially for a rookie player like Poole. We have faith in him; there is a purpose for our commitment to him; the child cares; we believe he is currently in a rut but will emerge from it.
The defending champions hadn’t planned on starting the season with only four victories in 11 contests and a 0-6 record away from home.
Myers told Kawakami, “We’ve been there before with even some fantastic teams. “I remember when we were back in Oakland years ago with a pretty talented team and we really had to beat Philadelphia, who was not wanting to win at that time. And winning was just so difficult. However, you gradually lose some of your swagger and confidence, and you have to work to regain it.
And winning is the only thing that actually accomplishes it.
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