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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.

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."

[RELATED: Iguodala discusses NBA future, won't be like Vince Carter]

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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Lakers center JaVale McGee tricks Warriors before dunk in preseason game

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Lakers center JaVale McGee tricks Warriors before dunk in preseason game

JaVale McGee pulled a sneaky one from his bag of tricks Wednesday night against his old team. 

In the third quarter of the Warriors' 126-93 preseason loss to the Lakers at Staples Center, McGee began limping and grabbing his left knee. Within about three or four seconds, it seemed his antics became clear: JaVale was faking an injury. 

The Lakers center went from crouched out of bounds to back in play in a flash to catch a pass from fellow big man Anthony Davis and throw down a dunk. McGee couldn't help but laugh at the expense of his former Golden State teammates. 

But on Thursday, McGee claimed he thought he actually was injured. 

After chuckling about the play, McGee told reporters, "I hit my knee, I really hit my knee. And it hurt. I went out of bounds and I saw Draymond guarding AD and I was like, forget the pain, I'm gonna go get these buckets. So I ran back in and got a dunk.

"But I really did bump my knee." 

McGee didn't seem to be in any pain running back on defense, however, only he knows how his body truly felt.

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If he was faking an injury, that kind of tomfoolery might seem illegal at first, but in reality, McGee looks like a genius who perfectly knows the rule book. Section XV of the NBA rule book states: "An offensive player shall not leave the playing area of the court without returning immediately and cannot repeatedly leave and re-enter the court." There are exceptions, though, the first of which comes from an injury. 

While the Lakers have been dominating the Warriors in the preseason, McGee has been catching up on his reading. The Dubs, and the rest of the NBA, surely will have their eyes on JaVale goes down.