Nico Mannion


Nico Mannion #2 of the Golden State Warriors passes Kyle Guy #7 of the Sacramento Kings.

The Golden State Warriors had high hopes for the 2020 NBA Draft Day. Stars Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, if they are in good health and trained, can expect to be back in the top tier of NBA teams.

This opportunity is made possible by the team that won second place. …with the first pick of the project. Adding talent of this caliber to the trio is as good as putting a smile on the face of an NBA front office. And yet we know how it all ended.

The warriors were wiped out as soon as Thompson broke his Achilles. The injury ended any chance the team had of fighting for the title.

Nevertheless, the team had to pay attention to the project because it was necessary to strengthen the foundations for the coming years. Fortunately, they were able to find more value after their top newsman James Wiseman.

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Nico Mannion may have survived the Orlando bubble


Since the team won just 15 games last season, the Warriors were not invited to Orlando to continue the 2019-20 season on the Orlando bubble. With this, some Warriors members may soon have their own experience with the bubble.

Golden State’s number 48, former 5-star basketball rookie, Nico Mannion could join the Santa Cruz Warriors in the G-League Bubble, which will be held in Orlando.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr commented on the possibility of joining Mannion and how it could help his overall development.

We’ll make a decision when we get there, but I know Nico in particular could use a 30-minute segment every night, Kerr said via the Warriors Soundcloud page. He just hasn’t had much of a chance to play…. I think that’s especially valuable to Nico, and that would be the plan.

Certainly it is hurting our development agenda as much as it is hurting everyone’s [plans], Mr Kerr said. If it were a regular season, Nico would go to Santa Cruz and play a game, probably over 30 minutes long, and then be active the next night for us in the Warriors’ home game here. So it’s just a whole different feeling. We have to adjust the development plan, which means Nico does a lot of before and after work with our staff. He’s doing a great job.

Mannion is convinced he can make a difference

Nico Mannion

KingsNico Mannion #2 of the Golden State Warriors shoots the ball during the game against the Sacramento Kings.

The reason this could be a big problem for the Warriors is that Mannion can’t join the Warriors as often as he would be allowed to in the regular season. With no regular preseason games and the G-League starting earlier, many players who could have been called up are in limbo at this point.

But Mannion remains confident. Before his first NBA game against the Sacramento Kings, he spoke candidly in a video conference with a reporter about his place on the team and the areas where he could be effective.

I see myself on the floor. I guess I’m into this style of making quick decisions.

They just told me to be ready. If anyone comes down, I’ll be there. I’m just trying to adapt and learn as much as I can. I try to think of it as a half full glass now that I have a little more time to prepare. That’s how I see it.

From there, the rookie turned to what was starting to change for him and how he was adjusting to the game.

I feel much more comfortable with the ball in my hand wherever I play. I feel really good on the floor. The shots are starting to fall. Like I said, one thing I can bring is energy. I just try to incorporate that into the scrimmages and field exercises every day.

I think about it every day. Be prepared, because any moment I’m going to get this chance.

The G-League season begins on the 8th. February. Either way, Mannion’s confidence will serve him well, both in Orlando and with the team on a regular basis. If he can maintain a fighting spirit like that, he has a chance to be an effective player for the Warriors in the future.

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