A couple of other teams had expressed interest in taking him earlier in the second round, only for Nico Mannion to reject them with the understanding that the Warriors would pick him at 48. With Golden State, he will play for a fellow Arizona alum in Steve Kerr, learn from one of his favorite players in Stephen Curry and try to build a family legacy.
If Mannion competes with Brad Wanamaker for backup minutes at point guard, the Warriors might retain his rights for 2021-22. “I’ve only been out here a few days, but I already know I want to be a part of this team as long as possible,” Mannion told The Chronicle on Monday. “It’s not about where you’re drafted; it’s about how you fit the team that takes you. This could be a great situation.”