The Warriors have picked up guard Jordan Poole’s third-year option that will pay him $2.2 million for the 2021-22 season, a source told the Bay Area News Group.
Poole, 21, is averaging 6.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 15.0 minutes through four games this season after struggling with his shot for most of his rookie season. Although Poole, the No. 28 pick in the 2019 draft, ended his rookie year strong and has been praised by coaches for his work this offseason.
Now in his second season, Poole has emerged as a regular part of the rotation and will be needed to make shots, contribute to the team’s ball movement and hold his own defensively. The decision will keep Poole under contract for next season, when the Warriors can either pick up his fourth-year option or allow him to become a restricted free agent in 2022.