NBA Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob said the trade of Jordan Poole to the Washington Wizards and Chris Paul’s acceptance from the Phoenix Suns was “a multifaceted decision”.
On the 17th (hereinafter Korean time), the owner of Lakob explained the recent trade in an interview with the US daily Mercury News. He pointed out that by recruiting Chris Paul, the team’s offensive options were made more diverse, and by sending Jordan Pool, it was possible to seek multiple team stability.
“The trade of Chris Paul and Jordan Poole was driven by the need for change in the team,” he said. “We recognized the need for change. This trade was a multifaceted decision.” He went on to add, “With the acquisition of Chris Paul, we will be able to strengthen both our Plan B and Plan A,” adding, “Wherever Paul plays, the impact will be enormous.”
Paul, who was born in 1985 and is in his late 30s, is considered one of the best point guards in the NBA. He has reached the age of 40, but he still boasts top-notch skills. He averaged 13.9 points, 9.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game while wearing a Phoenix uniform and Suns last season. His shooting and scoring skills were also well utilized, with a seasoned game reading based on numerous experiences and a 3-point shot success rate of 37.5%.
After the trade was decided, rumors arose. Opposition to the surrender of Jordan Poole (born 1999), who was evaluated as the future of the team, raised its head. The argument that he was able to challenge the presidency again by accepting the experienced Paul set up a토토사이트 confrontational angle. Golden State Junior general manager Mike Dunleavy recently expressed regret and anticipation at the same time, saying, “It was difficult to send Jordan Poole to another team. But you have to know how to give up something.”
Golden State won the 2021-2022 NBA Finals. However, last season, in the second round of the playoffs, LeBron James was pushed back by the LA Lakers, and they were eliminated (2 wins, 4 losses) in the second round of the playoffs. Accepting the experienced Chris Paul as a new member of the team, he was able to challenge for the championship again.
The Jordan Full trade is also seen as a scenario to protect the golden trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, which Golden State boasts. The general consensus is that the young, talented and expensive Jordan Poole left the team, providing overall financial flexibility. Green recently signed a new contract for 4 years and 100 million dollars (about 126.5 billion won), and Curry signed a 4-year contract extension in 2021. Thompson signed a five-year contract renewal in 2019, and the possibility of renewing the contract is open this offseason.
Meanwhile, Curry reached the top at the American Celebrity Golf Tournament on the 17th. He achieved his best performance at the American Century Championship (total prize money of $600,000) held at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in State Line, Nevada, USA. He conquered the top by winning 75 points until the final round. He recorded a hole-in-one in the second round on the 16th, caught an eagle at the 18th hole of the final round on the 17th, and achieved a come-from-behind victory by beating Fish, a former tennis player, by two points.