Draymond Green is already messing with Warriors rookie Jordan Poole

Draymond Green is already messing with Warriors rookie Jordan Poole

When it comes to dealing with Draymond Green, it's going to be a long season for Warriors rookie Jordan Poole.


Because the 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year went to Michigan State and the No. 28 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft went to Michigan. As you know, the schools are bitter rivals.

After Golden State completed its first practice of the season Tuesday, Draymond took to Instagram:

Hours after the Warriors selected Poole, general manager Bob Myers told the media that he texted with Draymond regarding the pick.

"I was kind of joking with him because he's the Michigan-Michigan State guy," Myers said to reporters. "He asked me for Poole's number. I guess maybe he texted him. I don't know if he did yet."

You shouldn't be surprised to know that the lockers for Draymond and Poole at Chase Center are very close to each other.

As Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote last week:

When handing out locker-room stalls, [Kirk] Lacob gave the elder statesmen first pick. Stephen Curry picked one toward the center, and Green chose a corner locker. Klay Thompson never responded, so Lacob gave him one of the three remaining corner lockers. Curry opted to have brother-in-law and two-way-contract player Damion Lee next to him. Green wanted rookie Jordan Poole by him.

You should expect to read many stories this year about the Draymond-Poole dynamic.

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And whenever we post something on the topic, we will remind you that the three-time NBA champion almost signed with the Wolverines out of high school.

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Warriors' Eric Paschall says he was racially profiled at apartment

Warriors' Eric Paschall says he was racially profiled at apartment

Warriors rookie Eric Paschall said he was the target of racial discrimination Wednesday night in a disturbing tweet. The 23-year-old tweeted that "I just had a white lady in the apartment building I live in telI me that I don’t live here!"

Paschall didn't specify where the incident occurred. The New York native told Bleacher Report's Howard Beck over two weeks ago that he was headed back to the Bay Area to train at the Warriors' facilities for the offseason. 

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He did move into an apartment complex just a few blocks from Chase Center after the Warriors picked him in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft. Paschall even commented last December how embraced he feels from people in the Bay Area. 

"One thing I definitely like about it is the weather -- it's not too cold," Paschall said to radio play-by-play man Tim Roye. "I've realized everybody is a lot nicer out here. Everybody says hello. I remember in my apartment building, people were just like, 'How was your day?'

"I'm like whoa. This is weird for me, especially (being) from the East Coast because everybody is so uptight. But it's really cool. I like the Bay a lot in terms of the atmosphere."

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The reality is, Paschall's experience Wednesday night is a disturbing one that happens all across the country. There is no excuse, and it needs to stop.

Warriors NBA free agency targets: Five guards, wings team could sign

Warriors NBA free agency targets: Five guards, wings team could sign

NBA free agency is slated to open Oct. 18 at 3:00 p.m. PT.

Despite the fact that still is over three months away, it's never too early to look ahead.

Last week, Grant Liffmann listed six "under-the-radar" free agents the Warriors could target. And on Wednesday -- Monte Poole, Kerith Burke, Liffmann and yours truly advanced the discussion in the latest "Warriors Roundtable."

One player discussed in depth was Josh Jackson of the Memphis Grizzlies. The 23-year-old -- who was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft -- averaged 16.6 points, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals over his last five games before the season was suspended, while shooting over 38 percent from deep.

How he plays in the Orlando "bubble" might greatly impact his earning potential on the open market, and it's possible the Warriors won't be able to afford him.

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Watch the video above to see the complete conversation.

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