1. Nico Mannion
Nico Mannion is a rookie point guard from Arizona who has incredible quickness, and good handles. He hasn’t played much in the NBA, but he’s been having a strong season for the G-Leauge affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors.
In nine games for the G-League, Mannion has played in 33 minutes per game, with 19.3 points, nearly seven assists, 3.4 rebounds, and impressive shooting figures of 40.5% from the floor, 37% from three, and 77% from the free-throw line.
His play-making skills, three-point shooting, and versatility make him a great fit with this Cavs team, and with Cleveland still trying to figure out what their roster will look like for the future, Mannion could help make things a bit more clear.
Not only that but he comes from good stock. Nico is the son of former NBA player, Pace Mannion. Having a father who’s played in the NBA will help his son develop. Which shouldn’t be too hard, as Nico has succeeded at all levels of the game.
He was a five-star college recruit, a second-team All Pac-12 player as a freshman, and won Arizona’s Gatorade Player of the Year as a sophomore in high school. Truthfully, the Cavs should ship Osman to Golden State today for Mannion and Alen Smailagic.