5 Teams Eyeing Jordan Poole if Wizards Consider Trade

Wizards' Jordan Poole struggles amid team's dismal season.

by Nouman Rasool
5 Teams Eyeing Jordan Poole if Wizards Consider Trade
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Washington Wizards' recent struggles in the NBA have become a focal point, with Jordan Poole's inconsistent performances drawing significant attention. Acquired in a high-profile trade involving Bradley Beal and Chris Paul, Poole was expected to transform the Wizards into playoff contenders.

However, his subpar performance, highlighted by a scoreless outing against the Cleveland Cavaliers, has fueled speculation about his future with the team.

Wizards' Poole Disappointment

Currently ranked 14th in the Eastern Conference with a disappointing 9-41 record, the Wizards have lost eight of their last ten games.

This slump suggests that their focus might shift towards the upcoming 2024 NBA Draft. Amidst this backdrop, Poole, who averages 16.2 points per game, has been unable to meet the expectations set upon his arrival in Washington.

His lackluster season was underscored by a recent game against his former team, the Phoenix Suns, where he managed just four points. Given these circumstances, it's plausible that the Wizards might consider trading Poole. In contrast to Poole's situation, Bilal Coulibaly has been reported as the only untouchable player on the Wizards' roster.

This opens up the possibility of Poole finding a new home, and there are several teams for whom acquiring him could be beneficial. The Brooklyn Nets are one potential suitor. With the likelihood of Spencer Dinwiddie's departure, Poole could provide a much-needed boost to their offense.

The Nets are currently struggling, sitting outside the play-in spots with a 20-30 record. The Charlotte Hornets, undergoing a rebuilding phase, could also benefit from Poole's inclusion, particularly after trading Terry Rozier to the Miami Heat.

Similarly, the Utah Jazz, who hold the final play-in spot in their conference, might view Poole as a valuable addition to their backcourt. The Orlando Magic, still in contention for the playoffs, could see Poole as a complementary scorer alongside Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner.

Lastly, the Chicago Bulls, dealing with Zach LaVine's season-ending injury, might consider Poole a suitable reinforcement to maintain their playoff push. As the NBA season progresses, it will be intriguing to see how Poole's situation unfolds and whether a change of scenery could revive his career.