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Jordan Poole was ready to hear the Spurs were going to draft him

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 10: Jordan Poole #3 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a free throw shot against the Denver Nuggets on July 10, 2019 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

The San Antonio Spurs owned the 29th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

And Warriors' Jordan Poole was certain the NBA Commissioner was going to announce the Spurs were going to select him at 29.

In an article from The Athletic's Anthony Slater, Poole admitted he was mentally ready to wear the Spurs uniform after working out with the Spurs ahead of the draft.

The Warriors’ pre-draft intel suggested the Spurs were interested in taking Jordan Poole with the 29th pick. Poole can confirm such whispers. He’d worked out in San Antonio in the weeks leading up to the draft and had been given hints of their strong attraction.
“I was really preparing for 29,” Poole said.
The Clippers, at pick 27, were on the clock. Poole figured his moment was only about 10 minutes away. It actually arrived sooner. His phone buzzed. The Warriors were on the other line. They were taking him at pick 28.

Currently, Poole is posting 17.8 points and 2.3 steals at the Las Vegas Summer League for Golden State.

With Poole's name off the draft board, ultimately the Spurs selected Keldon Johnson at 29.

Johnson averaged 16.5 points, 58-percent shooting and 4.5 rebounds at the Salt Lake Summer League and is currently posting 9.3 points, 37-percent shooting and 3.7 rebounds through three games in Las Vegas.

What say you Spurs fans? Would Poole been a better pick for the Spurs or is Johnson just fine? Let me know at @JeffGSpursZone.

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