Jordan Poole was called for more carry violations than the entire Miami Heat team in the Warriors’ 116-109 loss to the Heat on Tuesday night at FTX Arena.
The 23-year-old guard had a tough night, finishing with nine points on 3-of-10 shooting from the field and 1-of-7 from behind the arc. He also committed five turnovers, three of which were in violation of carry.
Apparently, the NBA is focused on putting the focus on people who carry calls.
That surprised Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Tuesday.
“I guess an email was sent today and honestly I didn’t check my email,” Kerr told reporters after the loss. “Like, we have a game today, I don’t check emails. I was shocked because the whole league does this. They’ve been doing it since Allen Iverson convinced the referees it wasn’t a carry.
“It’s a carry. What Jordan does is carry over, but the whole league does it. Guess I need to start checking my email on game days.
Draymond Green echoed Kerr’s message, saying if he’s going to be called, he needs to be called at both ends of the floor.
Miami got a carry violation at the hands of Caleb Martin, but Green thinks it should have been more.
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“If you want to call it, you better call it because every guard in the NBA wears it. A lot,” Green told reporters after the game. “Some of the best ball handlers in the NBA wear often. So if that’s a point of emphasis, then let’s see it. But I don’t know how many I’ve seen all year and see three in one game on one guy… so if that’s a point of emphasis, great. But let’s see it then.
“But they have one, I like Kyle [Lowry]i love jimmy [Butler], They are awesome. But they don’t carry the whole game. So if we only got one and I think it was on Caleb Martin, that can’t be too important. I would love to see him keep calling himself.
Poole clearly wasn’t happy with the calls, as seen immediately after the game on his Instagram story, throwing subtle jabs at the officials.
Golden State lost its third straight game of the season and remains winless on the road this season. The Warriors will have the chance to regroup before facing Orlando Magic (1-7), last in the Eastern Conference, Thursday at the Amway Center.
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