The Golden State Warriors and rising star Jordan Poole are closing in on a new long-term deal that will pay the 23-year-old $140 million over the next few seasons.
Poole has been front and center in the NBA news cycle over the past week for all the wrong reasons. The four-year veteran was unfortunately on the wrong end of a now infamous hit that saw the sports world on teammate Draymond Green. However, it seems he now has good reason to smile through a difficult time in his young career.
On Saturday, ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that a long-rumored contract extension between the organization and Poole was close to being finalized. The deal is expected to keep the impending free agent in California for four more seasons and pay him $140 million over the course of the contract.
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The deal also appears to be a small discount for the Warriors as the 2019 first-round pick became eligible for a five-year, $188 million rookie extension this summer (via Spotrac).
Jordan Poole’s extension brings a positive conclusion to a tumultuous few weeks for the Golden State Warriors
The past two weeks have been a public relations nightmare for the Golden State Warriors. Green and Poole’s training fight became national news and only intensified when footage of the altercation was leaked online. The story put a rare negative light on the Warriors’ dynasty, especially when the organization chose to fine Green rather than suspend him.
- Jordan Poole Stats (2021-2022): 18.5 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 4.0 APG, .364 3PT%
While Green’s long-term future is unclear as he can opt out of his contract after this season, today’s news confirms that the Warriors believe the University of Michigan alum is the future of their organization. And it’s not surprising since Poole got progressively better each season and was a key player in the team’s 2021-2022 NBA title run.
Poole will be the third highest paid player on the roster starting next season, behind only team legends Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.