Washington Wizards and Wisconsin native point guard Jordan Poole scored 30 points for Washington in a 142-129 loss on Monday night at home against the Milwaukee Bucks. Poole shot 42.3 percent from the field. He also grabbed one rebound and recorded one assist.
This was the first time all season that Poole scored 30 points in a game. He is averaging 16.6 PPG, 2.4 RPG, and 3.5 APG so far this season for the Washington Wizards. Jordan Poole played well in this one after only scoring eight points against the New York Knicks this past Friday night.
This season, Jordan Poole has only scored 20 or more points three times in 13 games played for the Washington Wizards so far this season. The Milwaukee Bucks don’t have a great defense by any means, and hopefully, for Poole’s sake, this game will get him going in the right direction for him to be more consistent.
Jordan Poole Was Acquired Via Trade By the Golden State Warriors in the Offseason, and Will Need More 30 Point Games Other than Against the Milwaukee Bucks
In the offseason, Poole was acquired via trade from the Golden State Warriors. He has been rather inconsistent this season for Washington and will need better showings moving forward, and Monday’s game against the Bucks was a step in the right direction for him.
Is Poole going to be traded once again by the trade deadline in the NBA this season for a team that needs help off the bench as a sixth man? Is one of the reasons why he is starting right now because the Washington Wizards need to increase his trade value?
Poole didn’t seem like a good fit with the Golden State Warriors. He is only 24 years old and has a lot of NBA career ahead of him. Poole needs to score 25-30 points a game consistently for Washington moving forward. He can’t just have 14-16 points a game. They expected him to be one of the main players on the team this season, and he has yet to show it.
On Monday night, he was the leading scorer for the Wizards against the Bucks. Poole needs to be more of a leader moving forward and not a follower.