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Wizards’ Jordan Poole Secures Shaqtin’ a Fool Spot After Outrageous Mistake Against Nuggets

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The Wizards guard made a boneheaded play against the Nuggets.

It hasn’t been a great year for Jordan Poole and the Washington Wizards.

Aside from the Wizards being one of the worst teams in the NBA this season, one of the top storylines surrounding the Wizards has been Poole’s poor play.

When the team acquired Poole in the offseason, the prevailing thought among many was that he was due for a breakout season with an increased role. That hasn’t happened though. He’s struggled mightily this year and was moved to the bench ahead of Thursday’s matchup with the Denver Nuggets.

Did it help? Not really. The Wizards got steamrolled 130-110 by the Nuggets, and Poole made a bizarre inbounds play that is an instant Shaqtin’ a Fool contender:

It’s unclear what exactly happened on the play, but it appears that as Poole was attempting to inbound the ball for the Wizards, he pump-faked and the ball simply slipped out of his hands and went right to a Nuggets defender. Regardless, it’s definitely a candidate for Shaqtin’ a Fool and possibly one of the most bizarre plays of the year so far.

It was rough night all the way around for Poole. In his first game off the Wizards’ bench, he scored 18 points, but did so on 4-17 shooting.

This season, Poole has been averaging 15.6 points per game, 2.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.1 steals for the Wizards with splits of 40 percent shooting from the field, 30.3 percent shooting from the three-point line and 85.9 percent shooting from the free throw line. Poole’s shooting percentages are the lowest he’s shot since his rookie season in 2019-20.

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Peter Sampson has been covering all things sports (with a focus on the Portland Trail Blazers) for more than a decade, most recently hosting “The Pulse with Peter Sampson” in Afternoon Drive for 750 The Game. Prior to that, he hosted an NBA wrap-up show that aired immediately at the conclusion of every Trail Blazers game. Peter had previous stops at Blazer’s Edge and XRAY.FM – where his show “Blazer’s Edge Radio” was named “Portland’s Best Sports Radio” in the 2017 Willamette Week reader’s poll. When he’s not telling the stories of your favorite sports team, Peter can be found recording the next garage rock classic in his basement studio, whipping up an authentic Italian meal in the kitchen, or trying to figure out the appeal of Minecraft with his 9-year-old son in the living room.

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