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Jordan Poole’s insane Warriors feat only Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry have done in last 30 years

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Jordan Poole isn’t messing around. The Golden State Warriors guard is on a bender like few others have been on in franchise history.

On Wednesday night, Jordan Poole was the lone bright spot for the Warriors in a 107-103 loss to the Phoenix Suns. He poured in 38 points on 11-for-22 shooting to go along with nine rebounds and seven assists for a Golden State side still desperately missing point guard Stephen Curry.

While Jordan Poole is no Steph Curry, he’s been on a tear for the last 15 games. He’s scored 20 points or more in each of those games, even well before Curry went down with injury. He’s averaged 26.3 points per game during that stretch.

And although it hasn’t resulted in team success on the court, that’s placed Poole in some prestigious company in Warriors franchise history. His streak of 20-point games has only been matched by Steph Curry and former Warriors star Kevin Durant in the last 30 seasons.

Poole’s not just a Warriors secret weapon anymore. Ahead of their clash against the Phoenix Suns, head coach Monty Williams spoke out on Jordan Poole and how he’s slowly turning into one of the most lethal scorers in the league. No qualifiers on there – the entire NBA.

Via ClutchPoints Warriors reporter Mark Haynes:

“I mean he’s right there with all the top scorers in the league, case in point they’re all hard to stop because they do it in so many ways; at the rim, from mid-range, from three, body movement,” Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams said.

The Suns coach went as far as saying that he’s become increasingly tough to guard particularly due to the fact that he’s picked up a few tricks from Stephen Curry himself. Poole has undoubtedly learned the Warriors star’s tendencies and integrated some bits and pieces into his own game.

“The tough part about Jordan is he’s learning how to play like Steph (Curry),” Williams told ClutchPoints on the Warriors guard. “He understands that when Draymond (Green) has it at the top and he’s close by that’s a quick DHO or quick pass and screen. Whereas last year I don’t think they played as quickly in that environment. I think the corporate knowledge he has in this program has allowed for him to be an even better player.”

There’s obviously still a long way to go for the 22-year-old. But his best basketball is clearly still ahead of him. The fact that he’s showing up large for a team with serious title aspirations bodes well for him developing into a winning player even as a larger weight gets heaped on his shoulders in the years to come.

The Warriors have a true gem in Jordan Poole. While their starting backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson plus their defensive anchor in Draymond Green remain the pillars of the team at present, there’s no doubt that Jordan Poole represents the next era of Warriors basketball. The good news for Warriors fans is he’s already part of the present, too.