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NBA rumors: Warriors signing guard Jeremy Pargo to 10-day contract

NBA rumors: Warriors signing guard Jeremy Pargo to 10-day contract

The Warriors' roster reset continued Friday. After trading six players before Thursday's NBA trade deadline, this team is about to look a lot different. 

The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Friday that the Warriors are signing point guard Jeremy Pargo from their G League Santa Cruz affiliate to a 10-day NBA contract. 

Pargo, who turns 34 years old in March, is averaging 17.1 points and 6.1 assists per game for the Santa Cruz Warriors this season. He's shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 33.2 percent from 3-point range. 

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Pargo last played in the NBA during the 2012-13 season when he played 39 games between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers. He has averaged 4.7 points and 1.8 assists per game over 83 NBA games. 

Warriors rookie Jordan Poole re-finding shot in G League hot streak

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Warriors rookie Jordan Poole re-finding shot in G League hot streak

Struggling Warriors rookie Jordan Poole is having a much better time in the G League. 

Poole scored a team-high 24 points to lead the Santa Cruz Warriors to a 110-106 win over the Salt Lake City Stars on Friday. It was the guard's third 20-point game since his G League assignment began on Dec. 28 compared to just one in his first 29 NBA games. 

In three G League games, the Michigan product's per-game averages far exceed his NBA output. Poole has the ball in his hands much more in Santa Cruz, as evidenced by his 29.6 percent usage rate and 4.3 turnovers per game, but he also is shooting much better. 

In the NBA, Poole was shooting 25.4 percent from the field and just 24.2 percent on 3-pointers. Given Warriors coach Steve Kerr's hopes for Poole's assignment, it has been so far, so good. 

"It was good to see him play a lot of minutes, get the confidence going in his shot," Kerr told reporters Thursday morning, prior to Poole's performance against Salt Lake. "It's a big part of sending him there -- to let him play and just let him feel the game."

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With D'Angelo Russell out Saturday against the Detroit Pistons, Poole could get a chance to see if his G League success will bread more confidence in the NBA. 

Santa Cruz, meanwhile, doesn't play again until Jan. 11, so it could be a while before Poole plays again if he doesn't check in Saturday or for Golden State next week.

Steve Kerr cites big thing Warriors want from Jordan Poole in G League

Steve Kerr cites big thing Warriors want from Jordan Poole in G League

Warriors rookie Jordan Poole made his NBA G League debut last Saturday night when the Santa Cruz Warriors played at the Stockton Kings.

The No. 28 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft played for the Sea Dubs again Sunday night against the Texas Legends. Despite the loss for Santa Cruz, Poole scored 27 points in the second half alone -- going 9-for-14 overall and 5-for-8 from beyond the arc.

"It was good to see him play a lot of minutes, get the confidence going in his shot," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters Thursday after shootaround in Minnesota. "It's a big part of sending him there -- to let him play and just let him feel the game. So I think that part's been good.

"Right now, they've had the last two days practicing and they play again tomorrow. We wanted him to get practice time as well."

But the Dubs didn't send the 20-year-old to Surf City just so he could work on his jumper.

"The big thing we're looking for beyond all of that is making habits -- creating habits -- to simulate everything that we're gonna ask of him up here," Kerr explained. "Boxing out every play, playing with great energy, executing at both ends, understanding schemes and coverages -- all the stuff that rookies have to figure out.

"So that's the whole purpose in terms of what we want him to do in Santa Cruz."

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After Friday's game at the Salt Lake City Stars, Santa Cruz doesn't play again until Jan. 3. So it's possible that Poole will be recalled as early as Saturday for Golden State's game against the Detroit Pistons at Chase Center.

But as Kerr told reporters Thursday, there is no timetable for Poole's return to the big club.

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