Nico Mannion had an awesome displaying for the Italian Nationwide Basketball Workforce within the Olympics, leaving many Golden State Warriors followers to surprise if he might make an even bigger influence subsequent season.
Sadly for Warriors followers, these questions will now go unanswered as Mannion has opted to go away the NBA and signal a cope with Virtus Bologna in Italy, in line with ESPN’s Jordan Schultz.
The Warriors drafted Mannion within the second spherical of the 2020 NBA Draft out of the College of Arizona. Mannion performed 30 video games for the Warriors final season, splitting his time between the NBA and the G League, and averaged 12.1 minutes and 4.1 factors per sport.
Within the Olympics, Mannion confirmed why he was a five-star recruit popping out of highschool. Mannion completed the Olympics averaging 12.5 factors and 4.5 assists in his 4 Olympic video games.
Within the Olympic Qualifiers, Mannion was much more dynamic, dropping 17.5 factors and 4.0 assists per sport on a robust 48.4 p.c taking pictures from the sector.
Mannion will now be a part of Virtus Bologna within the Italian Serie A basketball league, linking up with former NBA gamers Milos Teodosic and Kevin Hervey. Nevertheless, if Mannion opts to return to the NBA after his time in Italy, the Warriors will nonetheless maintain his restricted free agent rights.
To fill Mannion’s hole on the roster, the Warriors reportedly signed former Brooklyn Nets guard Chris Chiozza.