Jordan Poole has emerged from the G League bubble a much more assured NBA participant, however he is not the one younger Warriors guard making an attempt to take advantage of a chance.
Mannion earned excessive marks from Poole on Saturday, whom the rookie referred to as considered one of his greatest mates on the staff.
“I am extraordinarily excited for Nico,” Poole instructed reporters in his postgame video convention. “That is the little bro, and he is fought so laborious. He is gotten his alternative, and he is made probably the most of it. With the ability to are available in that second unit and simply run the present, it is one thing that we’d like.
“He is extraordinarily gifted and intensely aggressive, and he works laborious. We’ll simply proceed to maintain instructing him … and attempt to put him in the most effective place as a result of we’d like him in an effort to achieve success.”
Because the All-Star break, Mannion is averaging 6.5 factors, 2.2 assists and a couple of.2 rebounds in simply over 16 minutes per recreation. Mannion’s taking pictures simply 38.7 p.c from the sphere, however he has made 37.5 p.c of his 3-pointers and posted a 2.17 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Poole and Mannion are nonetheless discovering their approach collectively on the courtroom, posting a minus-13.3 web ranking in 87 minutes collectively throughout that point. Their bond off it’s clear, although, as is Poole’s perception in Mannion shifting ahead.