It has been two games since Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole returned from health and safety protocols. He has been one of the team's top performers all season, but he now has to accept a new role. Poole is currently playing with the second unit as Klay Thompson is nearing his return to the squad.
In his first game against the Utah Jazz, Poole scored 10 points in 17 minutes. A solid appearance for a reserve player, but his team expects more out of him when it comes to effort. The next game, he left Steve Kerr and his Warriors teammates in awe.
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“Yeah, coming off the bench and coming off a 10-day hostage situation in Boston. I would've gone crazy with ten days in my hotel room, so the fact that he stayed ready and was working out in his room every day, just trying to keep his conditioning and then to come back and rejoin the team and have his role change and to respond the way he has, it's just amazing. It shows how much he has grown and matured and what a good player he is,” Kerr told ClutchPoints.
In his second appearance against the Miami Heat, Jordan Poole scored 32 points to lead the Warriors to a victory. It was the most points off the bench by a member of the Warriors since Ian Clark in 2017.
Jordan Poole’s jumper has been wet all season long 💦
We got a 6MOY candidate, that’s for sure! pic.twitter.com/9cPxLqtbUE
— Warriors Nation (@WarriorNationCP) January 4, 2022
Wednesday, Poole and the Dubs travel to Texas to face the Dallas Mavericks. We might not see another 30-point game from Poole that night, but you can expect another productive outing.