On Thursday night, Poole took the first step towards proving them wrong. The Golden State Warriors selected Poole with the 28th pick in the draft. He’ll be playing alongside Stephen Curry next season, making nearly $2 million on a guaranteed contract.
“I feel like being in the situation I’m in, I made the right decision,” Poole told ESPN.
Bilas had high praise for Poole and Brazdeikis and believes that both have shown enough to get drafted in the second half of the night. Though Poole seemed to show more promise with his shooting and ability to pass, Bilas admired Brazdeikis’ aggressive mindset. But regardless of each player’s pros, Bilas indicated that both are still raw talents that have a long way to go before becoming a staple in the NBA.
Juwan Howard, introduced last month as the Wolverines’ new basketball coach, will make $11.2 million over a five-year deal, per his memorandum of understanding. The deal was obtained by The Daily via a Freedom of Information Act request.
Right now, Abdur-Rahim said, his recruitment is wide open and will likely hinge on what he sees in the upcoming season. He, as everyone else, has little indication of what Howard’s basketball philosophy is, and plans to be watching closely come the fall to find out.