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Last season Jordan Poole made a big leap as he significantly increased his numbers compared to the previous season. For the second year in a row he saw his role grow on the Warriors.

On top of that the 23-year-old shooting guard won his first NBA championship while playing an important role for Golden State. According to the Dubs’ head coach Steve Kerr, there is still room for Poole to get better.

It is on the defensive end. Offensively the player he has already reached his best, Kerr says.

Via Eduardo Razo of NBC Sports:

“I don’t know that he can do anything more to step up offensively,” Kerr said. “So the area where he can still improve is at the defensive end.

“I thought last year in the playoffs when he was fully engaged and really playing with physicality, he showed he can be a legit two-way player, but he knows he hasn’t become that consistently. And so that’s the next step for Jordan.”

This past season Poole averaged career-high 18.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4 assists in 30 minutes per game.