Dunleave Junior general manager explained why Jordan Poole left.
Golden State Warriors’ new general manager Mike Dunleavy Jr스포츠토토. talked about Jordan Poole in an interview with ‘The Athletic’ on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time).
At the end of last season, Golden State’s general manager Bob Myers resigned. Deputy general manager Mike Dunleavy was promoted to general manager, succeeding general manager Myers. Dunleavy, the new general manager, took on the heavy responsibility of continuing Golden State’s Winnow route.
Shortly after taking over as new head coach, Dunleavy digested the first summer transfer market. The hot topic in Golden State’s summer transfer market was the acquisition of Chris Paul through the Jordan Poole trade and the renewal of Draymond Green.
Golden State, which is paying a huge luxury tax, needed choice and concentration. Jordan Poole, despite a disappointing season last season, is still a young and promising guard. However, it was not easy to completely guarantee the remaining long-term contract of Poole while catching Draymond Green.
Ultimately, Golden State let Poole go and brought in Chris Paul, a more experienced veteran with a shorter remaining contract. General Manager Dunleavy also spoke about the move, saying he had to consider the financial aspects.
General Manager Dunleavy explained that the poor relationship between Green and Poole caused by the punching incident was also a topic of discussion, but the most decisive reason was the salary cap issue.
“I can’t say that whether Jordan Poole and Draymond Green could be on the same team anymore wasn’t a topic of discussion,” Dunleavy said. “It’s a position that had to be made. I think we made a decision that gave us some relief from the salary cap while still having a chance at champs. It was a decision that had to be made anyway.”
“We had to bring Green back. Who he was and what he brought to this team over 10 years, that will continue to be the case. That’s important. We prioritized re-signing him and signing another contract there. “I realized there was a need to move, and Poole was the target, but I think if Chris Paul has the quality, he can make up for it.”
Anyway, Golden State, who received Paul, a veteran born in 1985 while sending Poole, born in 1999, is in extreme win-now mode. If the experience of veterans is well combined, another win is not an impossible scenario. What will Golden State do next season?