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“We’re here to win a championship and keep hanging banners” — Jordan Poole addresses Draymond Green's apology

Poole got the bag and addressed the elephant in the room -- can the Warriors keep it together and continue hanging banners?
Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole and forward Draymond Green

Jordan Poole and Draymond Green

The homestretch of the 2022 NBA offseason has been a wild ride for the Golden State Warriors. Draymond Green's punching teammate Jordan Poole looked like a haymaker on the team's pursuit of a second straight title. However, the organization seems to be gaining some semblance of control in the past few days. One of the moves it made after the incident was inking Poole to a massive contract extension.

Focused on winning

The fourth-year pro recently addressed the matters at hand.

"[On] the Draymond situation, he apologized, and [it was] professional," Poole said. "We plan on handling ourselves that way. We're going to play basketball. Everybody in the locker room and on our team knows what it takes to win a championship, and we're going to do that on the court. That's really all I have to say on the matter. We're here to win a championship and keep hanging banners."

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Fans will likely be delighted to hear Poole is intent on moving forward from the issue that has put the Warriors in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

The 6-foot-4 guard also discussed his new four-year, $140 million deal, which will kick in at the end of the season. He expressed excitement for the opportunity to continue playing in Golden State.

"Of course, I wanted to get the deal done," continued Poole. "I love it here in the Bay. And I'm just really excited. Great organization, great group. We won a championship, too. It would be pretty crazy to leave a team that won a championship."

What about Green?

In addition to extending Poole, the Warriors offered a contract extension to starting small forward Andrew Wiggins. The deal is reportedly worth $109 million and spans four years as well.

With a huge amount of money committed to the two wing players, it begs the question of what Golden State plans to do with Green. The former Defensive Player of the Year has a player option for next season and would likely want a max extension.

After everything that has recently transpired, it is unclear if Green will remain with the only organization he has played for beyond this season. What is clear is that the Warriors will do everything they can to raise the 2023 NBA championship trophy.

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