Warriors guard Jordan Poole gets immense Stephen Curry praise from rival coach
Stephen Curry is the king of the Bay Area, but the heir to the throne could be Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole. Since Curry has been out of the lineup with a foot injury, Poole has been the Dubs’ best scoring option.
The 22-year-old has put on a show in recent weeks, averaging 26.9 points in his last seven games. He’s earned the respect of his teammates and has opposing teams’ trying to figure out how to slow him down.
“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.
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This season, Poole is averaging career highs in points, rebounds, assists and both field goal and 3-point percentage.
“The tough part about Jordan is he’s learning how to play like Steph (Curry),” Williams told ClutchPoints. “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.”
Poole has scored 20 or more points in 14 straight games, and he’s looking to make it 15 games against the Suns. Another solid performance from him could help end the Warriors’ losing streak.