Teams Believe Wizards’ Jordan Poole Has Worst Contract In NBA

According to NBA front-office insider Bobby Marks of ESPN, a lot of teams believe Washington Wizards guard Jordan Poole has the worst contract in the league right now. 

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The Golden State Warriors signed Poole to a four-year, $128 million extension in October 2022. Poole is making $27.5 million this season. 

The Warriors traded Poole to the Wizards last offseason for Chris Paul. Draymond Green punched Poole in the face before the 2022-23 season started, causing an uncomfortable dynamic in Golden State. 

Poole is averaging 15.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Wizards this season while shooting 40.0% from the field, 30.3% from beyond the arc and 85.9% from the free-throw line. He has a brutal plus-minus of -352. 

A Michigan product, Poole will make $29.7 million next season, $31.8 million in 2025-26 and $34 million in 2026-27. The NBA champion becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2027. 

The Wizards are only 9-45. They have the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference. Washington will miss the playoffs for the third straight year. 

Poole has career averages of 15.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists with the Warriors and Wizards. He has the worst effective field goal percentage in the NBA this season at 46.9% and the fourth-worst true shooting percentage at 51.1%. 

It will be fascinating to see if the Wizards try to trade Poole this offseason. The front office will probably have to part ways with multiple draft picks to get off Poole’s contract since the Milwaukee native has played so poorly this season. 

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