Why Warriors' Jordan Poole says Eric Paschall is 'little like Draymond'

Why Warriors' Jordan Poole says Eric Paschall is 'little like Draymond'

The comparisons between Warriors rookie Eric Paschall and All-Star forward Draymond Green are not new.

Both are undersized forwards with relentless motors who were taken in the second round of the NBA draft.

But fellow Warriors rookie Jordan Poole offered another reason why Paschall reminds him of Green.

"This is where I think Eric's a little like Draymond," Poole said during a Q&A session at the Warriors' Chase Center Block Party on Saturday. "Eric's a bully. So he always picks on me becaue I'm extremely young."

For the record, Poole is 20 and Paschall is 22, so "extremely young" is a stretch.

In all seriousness, Poole and Paschall have spent the summer bonding ahead of their rookie seasons.

"We've seen each other the last two years playing against each other, just the rivalry we had and the two amazing programs, it was kinda just basketball, basketball, basketball," Poole said. "But spending the last three, four months with him, just to get to know who he is as a person, just to get drafted and to be able to play with a guy like Eric, I'm just extremely thankful."

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Poole, Paschall and second-round draft pick Alen Smailagic are the babies on a revamped Warriors roster. In previous years, they might have found playing time hard to come by. But with Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, DeMarcus Cousins, Jordan Bell, Quinn Cook and Jonas Jerebko gone, and Klay Thompson injured, all three could get significant minutes this season.

Now, Paschall should probably stop bullying Poole, and turn his angst towards his opponents. The 2019-20 season is just around the corner.

D'Angelo Russell eyes super team with Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker

D'Angelo Russell eyes super team with Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker

D'Angelo Russell has only had a few months to get to know his new Warriors teammates, but he's already extremely familiar with two players he plans to team up with in the future.

Golden State's guard, acquired in a sign-and-trade with Brooklyn in July, is featured on the newest cover of Slam Magazine. Russell, however, isn't alone. He's there with two longtime friends.

Russell, Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns and Phoenix's Devin Booker go way back. They came up through the AAU system together, and entered the NBA at the same time. Towns and Russell were the Nos. 1 and 2 picks in the 2015 NBA Draft, while Booker was the No. 13 overall selection.

All three players are part of the next generation of NBA superstars. And in convening for the magazine shoot, Russell confessed a desire to form a super team with them down the line.

"We gotta do this again, when we’re all on the same team,” Russell said toward the end of the shoot. “Nah, don’t cut [the film]. Y’all got it on footage. When we’re all on the same team -- I ain’t gonna tell you which team because I don’t know -- we’re gonna do this again."

Russell signed a four-year contract with Golden State after coming over in the sign-and-trade for Kevin Durant, and is due to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2022-23 season. Both Towns and Booker have five years remaining on their contracts, and are scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency one year after Russell. All three are paid handsomely.

It remains to be seen if it even will be possible to fit all three players on the same roster in the future, especially if any of them continue to improve (and thus qualify for larger salaries). Still, Towns is the oldest of the three, and he only turns 24 this November.

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There's plenty of time for it to happen. In the meantime, however, you can expect all three of Russell, Towns and Booker to star separately on their current teams.

Andre Iguodala describes Steph Curry's amazing hand-eye coordination

Andre Iguodala describes Steph Curry's amazing hand-eye coordination

We all know how much Andre Iguodala loves Steph Curry.

The former Warriors forward repeatedly has said the two-time NBA MVP is the second-best point guard of all-time, behind only Magic Johnson.

After Game 2 of last season's NBA Finals against the Raptors, Iguodala said he's all for anything that protects Curry's legacy.

On Thursday morning, Iguodala once again was singing Curry's praises.

"Steph's got something else. Anybody seen 'The Accountant?' Steph's like that. He's good at everything," the 35-year-old said on Hot 97 radio. "Hand-eye coordination. He probably could shoot somebody from 1,000 feet away.

"I've seen him throw darts. I've seen him bowl like 250. Ping-pong. Golf, he could play pro in real life. He can throw a fastball 80 miles per hour, right down the middle.

"He's got this hand-eye thing that's freakish."

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Wait. Steph can't hit 95 miles per hour on the radar gun? Lame.

Also, looks like I need to go watch the movie The Accountant.

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