Jordan Poole is making money after a breakthrough 2021–22 season.
Poole’s agents revealed on Saturday that he is finalizing a four-year, $140 million agreement with the Golden State Warriors before the 2022–23 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Poole was eligible for an extension for the first time this summer as he entered the last year of his rookie contract.
After a confrontation with Draymond Green during a practice, the former Michigan standout was the subject of some controversy during the preseason. Green left the club indefinitely before coming back on Thursday.
Poole continued to play an important role for the team and won Steve Kerr over.
There’s a reason he’s in this position, about to sign a big extension, hopefullySteve Kerr
The 23-year-old is now under contract with Golden State as he attempts to build on his breakthrough 2021–22 season.
Poole took on a bigger role last season after averaging 10.3 points per game primarily off the bench during his first two years with Golden State—even spending some time in the G League. He contributed with 18.5 points, 4.0 assists, and 3.4 rebounds on average each game.
With an increase in the scoring of 6.5 points per game and a league-best 92.5 percent free-throw conversion rate, he was one of the NBA’s most improved players.
The Warriors turned to Poole as their primary option down the stretch of the regular season and into the postseason as Stephen Curry missed a large amount of time with a foot ailment and Klay Thompson was still recovering from his absence from the previous two seasons.
You’re talking a guy who was on the third team All-G League last year, has been our No. 1 option in this playoffsDraymond Green
In the postseason, he scored 17 points on average per game while assisting the Warriors in winning the NBA championship.
The Warriors have a dangerous group of perimeter players and should be a threat to win another championship with Curry, Thompson, and Andrew Wiggins all under team control.