Coach Steve Kerr suggested Tuesday that Poole will likely be assigned to the G League's Santa Cruz Warriors in the near future, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
With Damion Lee (hand) set to return to action Wednesday against the Knicks after a 14-game absence, the Warriors are healthier on the wing than they've been at any point since the regular season began. Poole was unable to capitalize on the Warriors' extensive injury woes, averaging just 7.9 points in 24.0 minutes per game while shooting a horrid 25.8 percent from the field before he fell out of the rotation for the first time all season in Monday's 110-102 loss to the Grizzlies. An assignment to the G League is exactly what the first-round picks needs to pick up playing time and regain confidence in his outside shooting.
Poole finished with one point (0-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and one block in 16 minutes during Sunday's 100-96 loss to Orlando.
Poole sniffed a donut during Sunday's loss, avoiding the dreaded zero by making 1-of-2 from the charity stripe. Poole has had moments of relevance this season, however, like many of the Warriors fringe players, he struggles to put up consistent production. Poole is not worth rostering unless you are in a very deep league.
Poole totaled 11 points (3-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, four assists and a steal across 24 minutes in Monday's 100-97 loss to the Thunder.
The first-round pick out of Michigan has started nine games this season but has given way to Alec Burks after Burks came out of the gate extremely hot. Burks' floor is volatile, and if he continues to struggle, Poole may find his way back into the starting lineup.
Poole scored 11 points (5-14 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding seven assists and a rebound in 30 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 142-94 loss to the Mavericks.
It's the rookie's fourth straight game coming off the bench, but his first as a reserve this season with double-digit points or more than three assists. Poole has been forced into a bigger role than anticipated out of the gate due to all the Warriors' injuries, and while the 28th overall pick in this year's draft is struggling to find his rhythm on offense, he has the talent to get hot from the outside once he gets comfortable in the NBA.
Poole will come off the bench Friday against Boston.
Poole has started each of the last eight matchups, averaging 10.5 points, 2.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds during that stretch. He'll head back to a bench role for Friday's matchup, allowing Eric Paschall to draw the start.
Poole tallied 16 points (3-16 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 8-8 FT), five assists, three rebounds and one block in 31 minutes Monday in the Warriors' 127-118 win over the Trail Blazers.
Poole filled a high-volume role on offense with D'Angelo Russell (ankle), Draymond Green (finger) and Stephen Curry (hand) all sidelined, but the rookie wasn't particularly efficient in his opportunities. That's been a familiar refrain for Poole, who has made just 26.9 percent of his attempts from the field and 32.5 percent of his attempts from distance through seven games. On a positive note, Poole is a perfect 19-for-19 from the charity stripe.
Poole scored 20 points (7-13 FG, 4-7 3PT, 2-2 FT) to go along with one assist in 29 minutes during Golden State's 127-110 loss against San Antonio on Friday night.
Poole got the start replacing Stephen Curry (hand) in the starting lineup, and he looked surprisingly comfortable as the shooting guard alongside D'Angelo Russell. He might continue as the starter on a short-term picture, but he will compete for minutes with the likes of Alec Burks and Damion Lee as the season progresses.
Poole will get the start at shooting guard for Friday's game against the Spurs, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.
Poole will replace Steph Curry (hand) in the starting lineup. Curry is expected to be sidelined at least three months, so it looks like the Warriors will opt to give Poole the first opportunity to replace him. The rookie has averaged 8.3 points and 1.8 triples across 23.0 minutes per game, and figures to see a bigger workload going forward.
Poole will return to his usual bench role for Wednesday's tilt with the Suns, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Despite a relatively successful start Monday in which Poole scored 13 points and stole two balls, the rookie guard will return to his usual bench role Wednesday. In three games this year, Poole's averaging 8.0 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.7 threes and 1.3 steals in 23.7 minutes.
Poole will get the start at small forward in Monday's matchup with the Pelicans, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
The Warriors are opting to go small by inserting Poole in the lineup at small forward, while pushing Glenn Robinson and Draymond green into the frontcourt. It will mark the first start of the 22-year-old's career, and he should be in line for a slightly healthier workload that than 22 minutes per game he has averaged so far.
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.
Poole (ankle) re-entered Saturday's preseason game against the Lakers, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Poole limped off the court during the first half with the ankle injury, and he was apparently good to go after receiving some treatment at halftime. The rookie first-round pick had a quality start to the game with eight points, one rebound and one steal in the first half.
Poole exited Saturday's preseason game against the Lakers with an apparent ankle injury, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Poole had a solid first half before suffering the injury, scoring eight points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with one rebound and one assist in seven minutes. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but the Warriors had no reason to rush back the rookie guard after he limped to the locker room.
Poole finished with 12 points (4-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), six rebounds, two steals and an assist across 28 minutes in the Warriors' win over the Denver Nuggets in the Las Vegas Summer League on Wednesday.
Golden State's first round pick had another quality outing for the Warriors in Wednesday's win. He failed to make either of his three-point attempts, but Poole's sharpshooting abilities that he displayed at Michigan (37 percent from three) will serve him well with this team.
Poole totaled 23 points (7-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 6-7 FT), three steals, two rebounds and two assists across 28 minutes in the Warriors' 88-80 win over the Lakers in the Las Vegas Summer League on Monday.
Poole continues to shine for Golden State in the LVSL, bringing his scoring average to 17.7 through three games. An efficient scorer and quality shooter, Poole should be able to carve out a role in the Warriors' rotation pretty quickly.
Poole totaled 21 points, (7-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), two rebounds, two assists and two steals across 28 minutes in the Warriors 80-71 win over the Raptors in the Las Vegas Summer League on Sunday.
Poole had another productive showing after going for 15 points in Friday's loss to Charlotte. This year's No. 28 pick has started his Warriors' career off on a high note with some impressive summer league play, but it remains to be seen how he fits into Golden State's rotation in the regular season with Stephen Curry and D'Angelo Russell occupying the backcourt.
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