The Golden State Warriors are trading Jordan Poole and future assets to the Washington Wizards for point guard Chris Paul.

The trade between the Golden State Warriors and the Washington Wizards involving Jordan Poole and Chris Paul was confirmed by league sources.

The trade involving Jordan Poole and Chris Paul was the first major decision made by Mike Dunleavy Jr., the general manager of the Golden State Warriors.

The trade includes sending Poole, rookie Ryan Rollins, a protected 2030 first-round pick, and a 2027 second-round pick to the Wizards.

Chris Paul is an 11-time All-Star and his acquisition shows that the Warriors are going all-in on fielding a veteran team to contend for a title next season.

The trade provides the Warriors with more financial flexibility next summer and an additional roster spot to sign a free agent.

Paul has two years left on his contract, and the 2024-25 salary of $30 million is not guaranteed, giving the Warriors an option to part ways with him next summer.

Concerns exist about Paul's health, as he was limited to 59 regular-season games last season due to injury and missed the final four playoff games.

The Golden State Warriors' training staff, led by Rick Celebrini, has a notable track record of improving the health of oft-injured players.

Trading Poole, who signed a four-year, $128 million extension last offseason, was a possibility due to his struggles and strained relationship with Draymond Green after an incident during a practice session.