The Jordan Poole era with the Washington Wizards is not going well for either party. Poole’s performance has been subpar, and the team has suffered as a result. Rumors suggest that his time in the capital may be coming to an end soon.
The Wizards made the trade for Poole with the expectation that he would be a key player in their future. However, he has failed to meet expectations and has displayed a negative attitude. NBA Insider Marc Stein has raised the possibility of trading him or retaining him to build for the team’s future.
According to Stein, it is more likely that Washington will look to trade Poole, especially given his lackluster performance in the first year of his $123 million contract. The team’s record of 2-9 this season, the second-worst in the Eastern Conference, reflects Poole’s inability to contribute positively. He has been averaging 16.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists, with poor shooting percentages.
Additionally, a viral video shows Poole being inattentive during a timeout, further emphasizing his inefficiency on the court. NBA legend Kevin Garnett has criticized Poole for his lackadaisical approach and has called for more assertiveness from the shooting guard.
With fans and analysts alike expressing disappointment in Poole’s performance, he will need to improve drastically to change the front office’s decision regarding his future with the Wizards.
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