Warriors Rookie Brandin Podziemski Draws Inspiration from Manu Ginobili and Stephen Curry

Brandin Podziemski announced his arrival during the Golden State Warriors’ recent In-Season Tournament game. Playing against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the absence of Stephen Curry,

Klay Thompson being ejected early in the contest, Steve Kerr had no other choice than to put the rookie on the floor for much more time than he’s accustomed to. In 39 minutes of action, Podziemski finished the night with 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Brandin’s performance was a wildly entertaining one. The youngster used various ways as he went on a scoring outburst. But, it was his floater game being as strong as it was, that impressed everyone

Prior to the GSW’s recent clash against the Oklahoma City Thunder, NBCS reporters asked ‘Podz’ to comment on his own floater game.




The 20-year-old revealed that the same move that he used extensively was inspired by two legendary undersized guards – Manu Ginobili and Stephen Curry.

The 23-point performance against the Timberwolves put Brandin Podziemski on the map. With the Warriors playing without their All-Star trio of Steph Curry, Thompson, and Green, the Bay Area side wasn’t the favorites to win the battle.