Warriors plead for consistency after Jordan Poole carrying calls vs. Heat

Jordan Poole was called for more fouls than the entire Miami Heat team in the Warriors’ 116-109 loss on Tuesday night at FTX Arena.

The 23-year-old guard had a rough night, finishing with nine points on 3-of-10 shooting from the field and 1-of-7 from beyond the arc. He also committed five turnovers, three of which were fouled.

Obviously, the NBA is focused on becoming a point of emphasis on those who wear the invitations.

That surprised Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Tuesday.

“I guess an email went out today and honestly, I didn’t check my email,” Kerr told reporters in Miami after the loss. “Like, we have a game today where I don’t look at emails. I was shocked because the whole league does it. They’ve been doing it since Allen Iverson convinced the refs it wasn’t a carry.

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“It’s a transmission. What Jordan does is carry, but the whole league does it. I guess I have to start checking my email on game days.”

Draymond Green echoed Kerr’s sentiment, saying if he’s going to be called upon, then he should be called on both ends of the floor.

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Miami was whistled for one foul by Caleb Martin, but Green believes it should have been more.

“If you’re going to call it that, you better call it that because every guard in the NBA carries. A lot,” Green told reporters after the game. “Some of the best ball handlers in the NBA carry a lot. So if that’s a point of emphasis, let’s see it. But I’m not sure how many I’ve seen all year and to see three in one game on one guy … so if that’s point of emphasis, great. But let’s see then.

“But they get one, I love Kyle [Lowry]i love jimmy [Butler], they are great. But they don’t carry the whole game. So if we only have one and I think it was on Caleb Martin, that can’t be too much of an emphasis. I would like to see it still called.”

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Poole was clearly not happy with the calls, as shown immediately after the game on his Instagram story, taking subtle jabs at the officials.

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Golden State dropped its third straight game and remains winless on the road (0-4) this season. The Warriors will get a chance to regroup before facing the Eastern Conference-worst Orlando Magic (1-7) on Thursday at the Amway Center.


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