Pacific Notes: Green, Poole, Booker, Kings Job

May 2, 2022 at 10:58 p.m. CST by Dana Gauruder

Draymond Green picked up a Flagrant Foul 2 in the second-round opener against the Grizzlies, but he’s not going to alter his style, writes ESPN’s Kendra Andrews.

“I will never change the way I play basketball” the Warriors says the front. “It got me here. I got three championships, four stars, defensive player of the year. I will not change now.

We have more on the Pacific division:

  • Jordan PooleThe dramatic improvement in is chronicled by Andrews in a separate story. the Warriors guard did the extra work during the early days of the pandemic and it paid off. Poole’s 31-point, 9-assist game against Memphis on Sunday was the latest example of his breakthrough year. “I’ve always made people swallow their words” Poole said. “I’ve never gone to the media and said anything about anyone else. I shut up, take it all in and let my game do the talking. It’s much better. Oh my god , it feels so good.
  • Before Monday night’s conference semifinal game against Dallas, suns All Star Devin Booker said the hamstring injury that cost three games in the first round is no longer an issue, Arizona Republic’s Duane Rankin tweet. “Feels good. Ready to go,” Booker said.
  • Among the three finalists for the position of coach, mike brown is the Kings’ best choice, James Ham of The Kings Beat opines. Brown ticks all the boxes has the best resume and deserves another head coaching opportunity. Steve Clifford would be a safe choice but hasn’t had previous success like Brown, while Ham thinks Mark Jackson would be a major risk.

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