The Santa Cruz Warriors will rapidly welcome a trio of unique avid gamers for the starting up of the G League Orlando Bubble.
Per Steve Kerr, rookie Nico Mannion will join Jordan Poole and Alen Smaiagic for the G League in Orlando. Groups are slated to near at Disney World for the G League’s version of the bubble on Tuesday, Jan. 26, with video games state to birth on Feb. 8. G League groups are anticipated to play 12-15 video games in Orlando.
Old to tip-off against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, Kerr stated the thought for Mannion, Poole and Smailagic is to play as unheard of as possible all over a stint with the Santa Cruz Warriors.
The plans are to send Nico, Jordan and Smiley to Orlando to play as many video games as possible. With any luck, we preserve healthy all over that time, so these guys get as unheard of trip as they are able to. They all must play. Now we hold met with all these guys. It’s something that I deem will seemingly be very productive for all of them.
At some stage in his rookie season, Poole spent three video games with Golden State’s G League affiliate. Thru 11 NBA video games in 2020-21, Golden State’s 2019 first-round elevate is averaging 5.3 factors on 39.1% shooting from the sphere with 1.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.
After being drafted out of Arizona with the No. 48 overall elevate within the 2020 NBA draft, Mannion has played restricted action, averaging three factors on 33.3% shooting from the sphere in three video games.
After going via a knee injury, Smailagic will seemingly get his 2021 debut within the Orlando Bubble. Kerr stated Smailagic is getting “proper to that point” where must mild be returning to educate. As a rookie, Smailgic appeared in 14 video games for the Warriors, averaged 4.2 factors on 50% shooting from the sphere with 1.9 rebounds per game.