Washington Wizards Contemplate Trading Jordan Poole Amidst Poor Performance

Photo: Instagram/Jordan Poole 

In a recent report, NBA insider Marc Stein suggests that Washington Wizards guard Jordan Poole could be on the trading block as the team explores its future plans. 

Poole, once a role-player with the Golden State Warriors, has faced mounting criticism amid the Wizards' lackluster start to the season.

Despite Poole expressing his desire to lead the Wizards as the main man, Stein speculates that the team may view him as a potential trade asset rather than a cornerstone player.

Photo: Instagram/Jordan Poole 

Poole's current on-court struggles, with a 48 percent effective field goal percentage and a 30 percent three-point shooting rate, raise questions about his value to the team.

While some attribute Poole's performance to the adjustment of a new role and team, the numbers paint a concerning picture, with a -131 plus/minus and a -21.7 net rating. 

With a hefty contract exceeding 27 million dollars, Poole's contribution falls below expectations.

Despite the challenges, there's optimism that Poole, in the first year of his four-year, 140 million dollar extension, can turn things around and justify his position as a franchise cornerstone. 

However, if a trade is on the horizon, the Wizards may face challenges in acquiring assets matching Poole's potential.

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Source: Sports Illustrated


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