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Prospect Mann, who studies Steph, could be ideal Warriors target

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Tre Mann

With two lottery picks in the 2021 NBA Draft, the Warriors, should they elect to keep the picks, will have two cracks at adding talented, young players to their roster.

There are a plethora of ways Golden State can choose to attack the No. 7 and No. 14 picks, but they must add shooting after watching teams hound Steph Curry all of last season.

From Corey Kispert to James Bouknight, Chris Duarte and Moses Moody, the Warriors will have options when it comes to which snipers they want to put around Curry. But there is another name who could pique the Warriors' interest at No. 14, and that's Florida's Tre Mann.

Mann, a 6-foot-5 guard, is an extremely talented offensive player who likes to study Curry and sees part of the Warriors star in his game.

"I watch Trae Young, Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry, Bradley Beal, Devin Booker and CJ McCollum, guys like that who are crafty and can create their own shots; the same type of game I have," Mann told "I feel like I’m a wiggle player, can get to my spots and beat a guy off the dribble whether I’m shooting from deep or getting to the rim. I feel like I do pretty well."

As a sophomore, Mann averaged 16.0 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Gators this past season while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from 3-point range.


Mann is a crafty scorer who has a wide array of offensive moves that include a soft floater, a deadly step back and a pull-up jumper that is lethal. He has a great handle and is a threat to score on all three levels off the pick-and-roll.

While his defense needs some improvement, Mann, who is projected to go in the late lottery to the early 20s, could provide the Warriors with another bench scorer who can create both for himself and his teammates.

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Using both lottery picks likely isn't what the Warriors plan to do this offseason. They'd reportedly like to use at least one of the picks as part of a package to upgrade their roster with veterans.

But if they do stick at No. 14, Mann is exactly the type of player who can come in right away and provide them with something the bench unit, outside of Jordan Poole, was sorely lacking.

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