Poole will come off the bench Wednesday against the Lakers. Poole will be replaced by D'Angelo Russell in the starting lineup for Wednesday's tilt with the Lakers. The rookie struggled with his shot Monday, but will likely be given the opportunity to bounce back in Wednesday's preseason rematch.
Poole finished with eight points (3-14 FG, 2-9 3Pt), three assists and one rebound across 25 minutes during the Warriors' 104-98 preseason loss to the Lakers on Monday. The rookie crashed back to earth after a strong 19-point showing against the Timberwolves last Thursday. Poole also committed a team-high five turnovers, as his inexperience was on display. Despite the tough night, Poole has shown some nice promise since summer league play and is getting a nice swath of playing time with Alec Burks (ankle) having missed the last three exhibitions.
Poole (ankle) turned in 19 points (6-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three rebounds, one steal and one block across 21 minutes during the Warriors' 143-123 preseason win over the Timberwolves on Thursday. Poole shook off the sore ankle that had plagued him earlier in the week to pace the Warriors' bench in scoring and check in second to only Stephen Curry for the night on Golden State. The 2019 first-round pick was impressive in summer league play as well, averaging 17.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.3 steals across 29.0 minutes over four games in Las Vegas, and he followed that up with 17 points in the preseason opener versus the Lakers last Saturday. Poole currently slots in behind capable veteran Alec Burks on the shooting guard depth chart, but he could make a case for a modest but consistent role in the rotation if he can keep up the caliber of play he's demonstrated since first hitting the court this past summer.
Poole (ankle) will play in Thursday's preseason game against the Timberwolves, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Poole rolled his ankle earlier in the week but won't have to miss any exhibition action as a result. The rookie played 23 minutes against the Lakers over the weekend, finishing with 17 points (5-11 FG), one rebound, one assist and one steal.
Poole was held out of Monday night's practice after rolling his ankle, Logan Murdock of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Poole reportedly suffered the injury in "pre-practice," according to head coach Steve Kerr, though he's not expected to miss Golden State's next preseason game Thursday against the Timberwolves. Poole's status should be updated closer to tip.
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