Nico Mannion leaving Warriors, signing with Virtus Bologna in Italy’s Serie A

Following one season with the Golden State Warriors after being drafted with a second-round pick out of Arizona in 2020, Nico Mannion is on his way to Italy.

According to Jordan Schultz of ESPN, the 20-year-old guard is leaving the Warriors to sign with Virtus Bologna in Italy’s Serie A.

Mannion’s move to Italy comes one day after the Warriors reportedly came to an agreement with free agent guard Chris Chiozza for one of Golden State’s two-way contracts. Mannion played his rookie season with the Warriors on a two-way deal.

Via @Schultz_Report on Twitter:

Despite Mannion opting to leave San Francisco for Italy, the Warriors will still maintain his rights as a restricted free agent, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

Via @anthonyVslater on Twitter:

As a rookie, Mannion played 30 games with the Warriors, averaging 4.1 points on 34.2% shooting from the field with 2.3 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per contest.

After his rookie season in the Bay Area, Mannion was called on by Team Italy for their run in the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo. Mannion impressed in the Olympics, averaging 12.5 points, 4.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds in four games.

Following a season behind Steph Curry, Mannion will play alongside NBA veterans Marco Belinelli, Milos Teodosic and Ekpe Udoh with Virtus Bologna.

Via @Virtusbo on Twitter:

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