Golden State Warriors Star Draymond Green Admits Jordan Poole Regret

Draymond Green spoke about Jordan Poole on his podcast.
Nov 24, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) stands next to guard Jordan Poole (3) during action against the Philadelphia 76ers in the third quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 24, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) stands next to guard Jordan Poole (3) during action against the Philadelphia 76ers in the third quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Poole had an up-and-down tenure with the Golden State Warriors (2019-23).

The former Michigan star looked like a future All-Star during the 2022 season when the Warriors won the NBA Championship over Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics.

After signing a massive contract that offseason, he was traded to the Washington Wizards just one year later.

Jun 13, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) brings the ball up court during the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics in game five of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 13, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) brings the ball up court during the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics in game five of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

One of the most significant things that happened at the end of Poole's tenure in Golden State was the viral video of him being punched by Draymond Green at practice.

In a recent episode of The Draymond Green Show, Green spoke about his regrets with Poole.

Green: "When I took J.P. under my wing, and to see him have success was the best thing for me. One of the worst feelings I've ever had as an NBA basketball player was seeing him get a contract and knowing that I f**ked it off and I couldn't celebrate his contract with him. I think he had a party or something with his people in San Francisco, and to not be able to go celebrate that with him. I f**ked it off."

Poole ended his first season in Washington with averages of 17.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.1 steals per contest while shooting 41.3% from the field and 32.6% from the three-point range in 78 games.

However, the Wizards were among the worst teams and finished as the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference with a 15-67 record.

Dec 22, 2023; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (left) greets former teammate Washington Wizards guard Jordan Poole following their game at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 22, 2023; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (left) greets former teammate Washington Wizards guard Jordan Poole following their game at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports / D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

The Wizards lost both of their games against the Warriors.

Oct 14, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA;  Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) and forward Draymond Green (23) return to the court after a time-out taken by the Denver Nuggets during the first half at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 14, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) and forward Draymond Green (23) return to the court after a time-out taken by the Denver Nuggets during the first half at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports / John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

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Ben Stinar

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Ben Stinar is the NBA reporter for Fastbreak on FanNation.