Warriors exercise Poole's third-year option for 2021-22 season


The Warriors took care of some business Tuesday night after their 116-106 win over the Detroit Pistons.

The franchise exercised the $2.2 million third-year option on Jordan Poole, the team announced. In other words, his contract for the 2021-22 season now is fully guaranteed.

Poole -- the No. 28 overall pick in the 2019 draft -- scored 11 points at the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas Day, contributed 10 points (3-for-7 from the field, 2-for-6 on 3s) in Golden State's win over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday and finished with two points in 10 minutes Tuesday night.

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The Warriors hope Poole will improve his shooting percentages, and consistently provide instant offense off the bench.

Steve Kerr over the last couple of months repeatedly praised the 21-year-old's work ethic.

"He's really earned a right to play and get his opportunity," Golden State's coach said in early December. "I think he's earned some good fortune.

"I hope the basketball gods reward him accordingly because he's done everything possible to put himself in position to succeed."

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