Former Arizona Wildcats Josh Green, Nico Mannion and Zeke Nnaji made their NBA debuts in exhibition matchups Saturday night.
Of the three rookies, Nnaji had the best performance by scoring seven points over 10 minutes off the bench. He went 2 for 3 from the field, with one of his shots being a 3-pointer. He also made a pair of free throws and recorded a block.
In the same game, Mannion went scoreless over eight minutes, missing all five of his field goal attempts. The Warriors point guard did dish out three assists, though.
Nico Mannion WCE Alumnus Pinnacle/Arizona first minutes tonight for Golden State Warriors. Very proud of Nico and... We are just getting started... pic.twitter.com/LDHISiuTjC— Ryan Silver (@RyanSilver1) December 13, 2020
Green, drafted 18th overall last month, played 16 minutes for the Mavericks, scoring four points on two of seven shooting while earning two assists, one rebound and one steal.
Green to the cup (from Johnson) pic.twitter.com/vJpXCC5E4G— MavsHighlights (@MavsHighlights) December 13, 2020
The rookies will have a few more warmup opportunities before the NBA season starts in earnest on Dec. 22.