Nico Mannion was the second piece of the Warriors’ 2020 NBA Draft run, and the organization selected him 48th overall. After signing a two-way deal, Mannion played in six NBA games before joining the Santa Cruz Warriors for the G League bubble in Orlando, Florida.
Mannion has played in six games for Santa Cruz inside the bubble, scoring 18.3 points and dishing out 6.3 assists in 32.2 minutes per game. Warriors General Manager Bob Myers joined NBC Sports Bay Area’s broadcast of Monday’s game between Santa Cruz and the Agua Caliente Clippers, and spoke about how Mannion’s development has progressed during his time in the G League. .
“Nico has been great, and I think what they have seen of him is the same as what we have seen, which is the competitiveness, the desire, the winning plays,” Myers said at halftime of Monday’s game. “[He’s] also learning from some of the mistakes and taking care of the ball and things like that, but he also has a bright future, great talent, a better athlete than people think. “
The 19-year-old has struggled with turnovers, as Myers mentioned, averaging 4.5 per game in the bubble.
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Mannion missed Santa Cruz’s most recent game with an ankle problem and was out on Monday with a quadruple concussion (h / t Drew shiller).
The Warriors are 5-3 in the G League bubble, and are currently in the picture of the eight-team playoffs.
Once the game concludes in Orlando, the Warriors will likely want Mannion to race in the NBA before the 2020-21 season concludes.
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