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.

Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Sunday’s “The Match” featuring Bay Area native Tom Brady, former NFL MVP Peyton Manning and PGA stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson seemed to be a smashing success for the sport of golf. Not only was $20 million raised for coronavirus relief in the United States, but sports fans were glued to their televisions to watch golf, something the sport forever has struggled with.

Warriors star Steph Curry tweeted during the event that he wanted to participate in the next iteration of the “The Match.” So we asked, who would Warriors fans like to see Steph team up with the next time this event is organized and got some interesting responses.

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John Daly no doubt would be an interesting partner for Curry, but the two aren’t likely to be a match made in heaven. Daly’s partying and off-the-course exploits were infamous during his days on the tour, something Curry never has gotten wrapped up in.

Another commenter mentioned Jordan Spieth, who is a fellow Under Armour athlete with Curry. These two likely have played together numerous times over the years, and Spieth has been known to provide a good sound byte.

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Another name to consider would be Justin Thomas, the No. 4 player in the world. Thomas joined the TNT telecast for Sunday’s event and was a great on-course reporter, including this somewhat-NSFW dig at Charles Barkley.

Thomas and Curry together would provide some incredible laughs.

Whoever it is, having Steph mic’d up for an entire 18 holes should make for some magnificent content.

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Back in mid-April, former Warriors center Andrew Bogut said he would make a decision on his basketball future in May.

With a handful of days left in May, Bogut has made a decision.

Sort of.

The 35-year-old Australian tweeted a statement Sunday and said he won't re-sign with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League right now, or any other professional basketball team for that matter.

Bogut made it clear that it wasn't a "retirement note." He said due to the uncertainty surrounding sports because of the global coronavirus pandemic, it was too difficult to make a decision right now.

He also did mention that he hopes to be back on a basketball in the "near future."

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Bogut last appeared on an NBA court in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals when the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena.

Since then, he had been play with Sydney before the pandemic forced all sports leagues to pause their seasons. Bogut was averaging 8.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes over 25 games for Sydney.

For now, Bogut will let his body rest and spend time with his family.

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If the former No. 1 overall pick decides later not to play another professional basketball game, he leaves the sport with a decorated NBA career: Champion, an All-NBA Third Team selection, and an All-Defensive Second Team selection.