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JTA loves Poole throwing down poster dunk in the G League

Warriors

Jordan Poole continues to open eyes in the G League, including those of his Warriors teammates. 

Poole threw down a huge poster dunk Thursday in the Santa Cruz Warriors' game against the Memphis Hustle and Juan Toscano-Anderson couldn't help but show him some love on Twitter. 

Poole led Santa Cruz with 12 points in the first half as he refines his skills in the Orlando bubble. The first-round pick from the 2019 NBA Draft came into Thursday averaging 23.1 points in nine G League games this year. He also is averaging 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. 

The 6-foot-4 guard entered the day shooting 44.6 percent from the field and 34.3 from 3-point range. 

Warriors general manager Bob Myers recently said he recognizes Poole's skills but knows the young guard needs to learn from his mistakes and more playing time with Santa Cruz only will help his future with Golden State. 

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"Not that things aren't on the line now, but it's much more on the line in an NBA regular-season game, possibly playoff games, than it is in Orlando," Myers said. "And so this is a place you go, and learn and try to get better, and when you come back up with us, hopefully you've improved in those areas."

Poole has appeared in just 15 games for Golden State this season and is averaging 5.5 points per game his second season as a pro.

 

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