Chris Paul is once again on the move before Thursday’s NBA draft and will join Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in one of the most surprising moves in the offseason.
The 38 year old was traded from the Washington Wizards to the Warriors in exchange for spitfire young guard Jordan Poole. Golden State also sent their 2027 second round pick and 2030 first round pick to the Wizards as part of the deal.
As we all can remember, before the start of last season, controversial Warriors forward Draymond Green punched Jordan Poole in the face during practice. Steve Kerr admitted in exit interviews that the altercation between the two players played a huge part in tilting the team’s dynamics, which casted a dark cloud within the team’s locker room for the whole season.
While Jordan Poole is capable of getting hot on the offensive end, this will be his biggest role yet as he will be Washington’s primary offensive trade after the fire sale of Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis to the Suns and the Celtics.
It’s not yet clear if Paul will start alongside Steph Curry and Klay Thompson for the Warriors. He could slide into the 6th man position for the Dubs and lead their bench on the offensive end. At this point of his career, the anointed ‘point god’ is currently chasing his first ever championship which eluded him throughout his career.
Jordan Poole immediately unfollowed Draymond Green on social media after the trade, indicating that he never really got over the punch he received from him. From his actions, it looks like the two never got along since the incident happened despite Green’s apology for his unwarranted actions.
For the Warriors, it looks like they aren’t ready for a rebuild just yet as this trade indicates that they are still vying for contention for an NBA title at least for a few more years.