Washington Wizards: Jordan Poole and Brian Keefe already at loggerheads?

The Washington Wizards are going through yet another losing season of their recent past, despite continuous attempts at revolution within the roster and coaching staff: having failed the project-Porzingis, in the summer in the capital they decided to bet everything on the talent of Jordan Poole to build a team around him that could empower him, but the results have been disappointing to say the least.

The former Golden State Warriors guard has often appeared listless, unable to engage his teammates, and on the season he is holding averages of 15.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 53 games played, shooting a paltry 39.6 percent from the field (30.4 from 3), all figures worse than last season in the Bay is that they are plummeting in recent games.

The Wizards, for almost a month now, have decided to replace coach Wes Unseld Jr. (moving him to the front office) by promoting his assistant Brian Keefe to the role of head coach, trying to give a turning point to a season that sees them right now having the second worst record in the NBA (9-46), ahead only of the Detroit Pistons: one of the first changes imposed by Keefe himself was to send Poole to the bench, justifying the choice made for the good of the group, as well as Jordan Poole himself.

The former Warriors, however, seems not to have taken very well the choice of his new coach to start him from the bench and spoke to reporters about it after the last game against the Denver Nuggets : “If you have a little bit of common sense, you should know how I feel about this. I will still continue to play to help the team by doing what I can and moving forward. I can’t help it, I can’t do anything but control what I can control.”

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