Warriors-Sixers morning shootaround: Wiseman/Paschall cleared; Jordan Poole praise; Juan Toscano-Anderson on 2nd unit inconsistency

Trade deadline vibe & TopShot talk

Here are notes & quotes from Warriors morning shootaround before facing the Philadelphia 76ers, with Juan Toscano-Anderson and Damion Lee.

Please check our YouTube channel for the visuals. The first one is clickable at the top of this article and is about Jordan Poole.

JUAN:

- small ball center: “I’m a lot smaller…Gobert…my main job is to keep him off the glass…find the advantages that we have…Vucevic he’s stretching the floor and shooting threes…physical…Juan is trying to do Juan’s job.”

- Wiseman 2nd unit: “find the identity…because we not gonna be Steph Curry and Draymond Green…one step at a time. Steve always talks about getting on base, hitting singles instead of hitting home runs.”

- film study: “we’ve become kind of stagnant sometimes but that’s a result of our defense…I take pride in my defense…the first thing starts with defense and the offense will take care of itself…we’re critical but not…pointing fingers…nobody in that group is being critical of anybody else…there’s no one answer and there’s no right answer to the second unit’s up and downs…protocols…molded differently numerous times so we’re figuring it out, man…it’s the truth…gain some traction and stability.”

- trade deadline: “I come into this building and kinda mind by business…I don’t know all the rules…some other guys are on contract years…I can understand how stressful that can be…I played overseas and four years I was picking up contracts…I was traveling with two suitcases…try to do my best, man, to be supportive…my teammates know they have a friend in me for life…I’m not gonna foreshadow any trades…just be Juan.”

- protocols effort vs consistency: “sometimes we can get lost in the mix and that could look like a lack of effort…idk if it’s a lack of chemistry…if I was 19 years old…emotional roller coaster…with basketball you gotta have rhythm…basketball masterminds on the floor on every team…be intentional about what you’re going to do…I’m not trying to blame James/Andrew…I just don’t have the answer…numerous things.”

- Oakland, Black Panther: “I love everything about Oakland, I’m biased but that just makes me proud…I know how hard it is to make it out of this city.”

- Poole behind-the-scenes: “I usually show up about two and a half hours before shootaround…most of the times Jordan was in here before I was…lifting 2 or 3 times…lifting again, shooting extra, I know he works out with Packie Turner as well…when I as their age I was in college and I was struggling…they’re just so mature when they approach the game…don’t waver…damn, I wish I would’ve did that differently, and they keep me young…I spend a lot of time with them…that kid, man, a lot of people are gonna eat their words.”

DAMION:

Does impression of Raymond lol

- Poole: “kid’s a workhorse…would live in the gym…in his body…just wants to learn.”

- Poole weight: “losing some of the baby fat…change his nutrition…being able to play longer…I’m extremely happy for him…people try to write people off…the work I always gonna prevail…keep your head down and don’t listen to anything.”

- fans in SF: “be huge, fans, this is what this league is about…the enjoyment, just the player-fan engagement is huge…still need a decrease in the cases that are going on and an increase in the vaccines.”

- TopShot moments, Terry Rozier: “heard about TopShot in the summer (May-June)…blockchain space…basically digital trading cards…(exchange moments with Rozier)…they’ll have a moment of (us) that was owned by (us).”

- how often TopShot: “trying to get packs…I’m not opposed gifting some fans some moments…missed some because of shootaround…because we’re flying…60,000 drops and I happen to be number 145,000.”

- trade deadline: “third year being around it, I mean, you can always sense it, it is what it is…it happens in every sport…focusing in on the work…human element…you’re picking up and moving to another city…there’s tension in everything…just how much affect you.”

- TopShot in NBA: “encouraging guys on my team about it…KD tweeted something about it…Tyrese Haliburton, Josh Hart, CJ McCollum…huge now and still has the potential to grow more…Eric Paschall, Juan…some of the coaches, player development.”

- Wiseman/Paschall cleared? “Yep.” (Answered by Warriors PR)

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