Jordan Poole is expected to get a sizable salary after helping the Golden State Warriors win their fourth NBA championship in eight years. A powerful Warriors squad that defeated the Boston Celtics 4-2 in the NBA Finals included the 22-year-old shooting guard as its finest young player.
According to recent estimates, Poole may get a four-season deal worth $100 million. Golden State wants to keep him, but they already have a huge salary, which makes things difficult for them.
Jordan Poole’s rise
In the 2021-22 season, Jordan Poole put up averages of 18.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4 assists per game. He was the starting guard for the Warriors with the absence of Klay and Curry. In the playoffs, he didn’t rest as he is put up 17 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.
In an episode of “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” former NBA player Dennis Scott discussed how Poole’s situation may develop:
Jordan Poole will undoubtedly be the most exciting since he may receive an extremely generous offer that he can’t refuse. The new Otto Porter is about to be Jordan Poole.
Scott was alluding to Jordan Poole’s Golden State Warriors teammate Otto Porter Jr. Porter Jr. had a max deal before agreeing to play with Steph Curry in the Bay Area for the veteran’s minimum.
Before being transferred to the Chicago Bulls, the NBA journeyman agreed to a four-year, $106 million contract with the Washington Wizards. His career was destroyed by a mixture of bad performance and injuries, turning him into a role player.
Andre Iguodala thinks Jordan Poole was crucial to the Golden State Warriors’ victory against the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals.
Throughout a large portion of the NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics made it a point to continuously pressure Jordan Poole. Poole’s vulnerability on defense required Warriors head coach Steve Kerr to remove him frequently.
What Andre Iguodala had to say?
Andre Iguodala claimed on the “The Point Forward” podcast that as the series went on, that gradually altered. Poole had developed into a strong defender by Game 6, forcing the Celtics to shoot over him or go around him.
In NBA Finals history, Jordan Poole has the second-most 3PM as a reserve.
Poole scored 15 points overall and made 3-of-8 long-distance shots. With a +11, he was tied for third in net rating.