Kendrick Nunn Rumors

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Kendrick Nunn
Kendrick Nunn
Position: G
Born: 08/03/95
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:184 lbs. / 83.5 kg.
Salary: $1,416,852
And hitting on a player like Nunn can shave a year or two off of a franchise’s rebuild. Miami figured to be a major free agent player in 2021, when the next great class of potential free agents will come available. Riles, as we all know, doesn’t usually sit around and wait for things to happen. If Nunn and first-rounder Tyler Herro join Jimmy Butler to help form a nucleus for the Heat going forward, it’s hard to see Riles standing pat next summer. “Coach Spoelstra is big right now on having guys that are versatile, on guys that aren’t one-dimensional,” Kammerer said. “It’s the fact we saw a couple of things. He was really versatile. He always seemed like a tough kid, physically and mentally tough. To me, he was hard to guard. When we played them, he found ways. It was tough to stay in front of the guy. He’s an attacker. He competes hard. He was a better shooter than all of us thought, too. You look at his percentages, and we said ‘this is a guy can shoot the ball.’ You look at all of those things, and that’s a Heat guy, to us.”
Miami is more structured than most teams. That doesn’t mean the Heat is better, but Pat Riley and the front office, and Erik Spoelstra and his coaching staff, know what type of guy is more likely to fit in and work into the franchise’s culture. “Pat’s pretty insistent that we spend time with players and see them improve individually,” Kammerer said. “And we’ve had success with it. To me, it’s not so much what we do, than that we do it. I don’t think it’s some magic potion we have. We grind. Kendrick spent his summer here working out. We find workers, guys that want to be driven.”
“When I look down the line and as we’re talking about it as an organization on this roster, I know what these guys are capable of. These guys are built like me. We’re one in the same and so they’re only going to get better and they’re not going to get complacent. This is me. I see myself in every one of these guys around this locker room.” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is getting valuable contributions from rookies Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro as well as young veterans Bam Adebayo and Duncan Robinson.
“Look at the mother—–r K-Nunn. Look at him. He’s got so much of me in him that it’s scary because his confidence continues to grow,” Butler told Yahoo Sports. “The same thing with our rook Tyler Herro and [second-year player] Duncan. Come on, man. Just because you don’t know these guys like that, don’t make the mistake of looking past them. They’re going to make sure you do know them pretty, pretty soon.”
A year later, Nunn no longer has to prove himself worthy of a roster spot. He solidified his place on the Miami Heat after scoring 40 points on 15 of 27 shooting in a 144-133 loss to the Houston Rockets Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena. With the exhibition season over, he can now look forward to his first experience on an NBA team when the games count. “It means a lot,” said Nunn, a 6-foot-3 guard. “This is the first NBA team I’ve been on. Getting waived last year with Golden State out of training camp, I still remember that. I’ll always have a (chip) on my shoulder. … I was very disappointed because I knew I belonged in the NBA.”