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Steph jokes new Warriors Wiseman, Mannion make him feel old

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Steph Curry is 32 years old, but the Warriors' influx of youth must have made him feel ancient after the 2020 NBA Draft. 

Golden State added two 19-year-olds -- James Wiseman and Nico Mannion -- with their top two picks in the draft this year. Mannion and Curry share the same birthday, but Curry is 13 years older than his newest backcourt teammate. Wiseman is two weeks younger than Mannion. 

Curry is plenty familiar with both Wiseman and Mannion, too. The newest Warriors both attended Curry's SC30 Select Camp in 2018 and dominated the competition. 

"That might be the only thing that makes me feel old," Curry said to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears. "It’s funny, him and Nico Mannion were two campers two years ago and three years ago. It’s wild, man, to think they went through college, and now they’re suiting up as teammates."

While the two teenagers are making Curry feel like he needs to bring a cane to practice, he believes the two attending his camp can be a big advantage to the Warriors. 

"That familiarity will help for sure," Curry said. "And hopefully they’ll trust in me and Draymond and our other vets to teach them all that we know, and put them in a position to be successful and add immense value to what we do. So I’m excited, man.

 

"It’s the Curry Camp alumni. I told them they might have to bring their Curry camp jersey to training camp before they can step foot on the floor."

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The Warriors signed Wiseman to his rookie contract on Friday. They also signed Mannion to a two-way deal the same day. As shown by NBC Sports Bay Area's Drew Shiller, two-way contracts function different this season. Mannion could be active for as many as 50 games with the Warriors this season. Spending time in the G League certainly should help him as well. 

Though Wiseman is expected to make a more immediate impact, Curry and the Warriors clearly have expectations for these two rookies.

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