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Warriors rumours: Jordan Poole will most likely leave the team next year
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Warriors rumours: Jordan Poole will most likely leave the team next year


Jordan Poole of the Golden State Warriors.

Despite winning an NBA championship just months ago, the Golden State Warriors’ celebrations have been cut short. Headlines quickly switched from last season’s championship high to discussions of Golden State’s impending financial woes.

Over the next two years, four key Warriors players will need contract extensions – Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins. And since the Warriors are already so deep in the luxury tax, they won’t be able to afford all four.

Poole is the player most likely to be eyeing his next deal, according to a Western Conference executive who spoke to Heavy.com’s Sean Deveney. They indicated that he could quit Golden State if the Warriors don’t handle his contract situation perfectly.

“But Poole might have some [Harrison] Barnes in him,” the executive explained. “He had to show a little bit what he can do when everyone was injured and the team was bad but he was pushed back within the team when Klay was healthy and everyone was talking about Wiggins and stuff. It depends on how they handle that contract. But if he feels like they don’t want him, yes, I would imagine he’d look elsewhere, like Barnes did. Of course they replaced Barnes with Durant. Maybe they’ll do the same with Poole.”

At just 23, Poole still has a lot of room for improvement in the NBA. If he wants to be the lead guy (or second guy) on a team, then leaving Golden State might be a route he’s considering.

As for Wiggins, the executive takes the opposite view.

Wiggins is more likely to stay with Warriors

While the executive compared Poole to Barnes, who decided to leave the Warriors to find a bigger role elsewhere, they believe Wiggins is more suited to staying at the Golden State and continuing to try to win at the highest level .

“Wiggins is like the opposite version of Harrison Barnes, where Barnes won rings early on, then wanted to get a bigger role and be the star,” the manager said. “He’s had to do that for some bad teams and now it’s like, ‘Gosh, I wish I could win again.’ Wiggins goes the opposite way. He’s determined to stay with the Warriors if they can pay him.”

At the same time, however, they believe that every decision the team makes must be made by Curry.

Curry has a great say in warrior decisions

Of course, the front office has the final say on any decisions the team makes, but first, currying things through is a must.

“Steph scares them in this front office. I mean, within reason. Steph wanted Avery Bradley last year, but they wanted Gary Payton II. They didn’t listen to him and there was no problem with that. I think Steph likes having a voice but doesn’t get involved in dictating movements.

“Klay and Draymond, but that would be different. If they moved on from either of them, they’d better argue to Steph why. Or they can alienate him. I don’t know what fucked up Steph would handle, he never seems like that. But they don’t want to find out. They can move both guys, they just have to realize they have to stand up for Steph,” the manager told Deveney.

Golden State’s financial condition needs to be monitored over the next two years.

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