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Golden State Warriors swap Jordan Poole for Chris Paul in stunning trade

By- USA NATIONAL POST

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In exchange for point guard Chris Paul, the Golden State Warriors trade Jordan Poole and future assets to the Washington Wizards.

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League insiders concurred with this news outlet Just hours before the 2023 NBA Draft is scheduled to take place, on Thursday afternoon.

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Paul, an 11-time All-Star, was exchanged for a 2027 second-round pick and a protected 2030 first-round pick by the Wizards.

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Paul's acquisition gives Golden State more financial flexibility next summer and shows that the Warriors are committed to fielding an experienced club that can compete for the championship.

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It also gives the Warriors an extra roster slot to fill this offseason, although they will only be able to offer a veteran minimum contract to any free agents they sign.

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A few days ago, the Phoenix Suns and Washington Capitals reached an agreement to swap Paul for All-NBA guard Bradley Beal.

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At the start of the four-year, $128 million extension Poole signed last offseason following what appeared to be a breakout 2022 championship season, the Warriors traded Poole, the 28th overall pick in the 2019 draft.

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