Mike Trudell: Spoelstra on Kendrick Nunn and what LAL have been missing: “He has that scoring punch, he can do it at all three levels. He ignitable. He can make plays off the dribble.” Added that it’s quite a “bummer” that his knee has kept him off the floor all season.
Ryan Ward: Frank Vogel says Kendrick Nunn is "working hard" to get back. "We're all eager to get him out there."
Kendrick Nunn: Lake Show I promise I want to be out there helping my team. Stay patient with me. This process has been just as frustrating for me. I’ll return as soon as I’m healthy! It’ll be worth the wait 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Bill Oram: Frank Vogel said it’s “probably not” likely to see Kendrick Nunn play this year — then quickly clarifies he means 2021, not the end of the basketball season.
Kyle Goon: Frank Vogel says Kendrick Nunn now has a bone bruise in his knee that will be reevaluated in two to three weeks.
Brady Hawk: Erik Spoelstra on Kendrick Nunn being ruled out with neck spasms instead of the elbow injury: "It just stiffened up a lot in the last two days." @5ReasonsSports
Ira Winderman: Kendrick Nunn (Achilles) listed as questionable for Heat for 8 p.m. vs. Celtics at AmericanAirlines Arena. Justise Winslow (back) still out. Butler and Dragic off Heat injury list. Okpala and Alexander remain in G League.
July 1, 2022 | 2:47 am EDT Update
When the two-time NBA Finals MVP made it known he wanted to be traded out of Brooklyn, expected business quickly fell by the wayside as teams tried to reposition themselves to at least make an offer. According to a source, the Bulls were a part of those phone calls, despite Durant reportedly having the Heat and Suns among his desired destinations — and despite the reality that the Bulls don’t have the type of high-profile player or quality of draft picks the Nets were looking for in a trade package.
Phoenix has the kinds of players who might make this a win-win for all involved — namely, Suns small forward Mikal Bridges and restricted free agent center DeAndre Ayton. In the days before Irving’s choice to opt-in, sources close to Ayton had raised this possibility of an Ayton-Bridges deal being very much on their radar. At that time, however, it was unclear whether Durant was going to ask out.
Beck: I asked a well-connected NBA source which teams, other than the increasingly desperate Lakers, would be willing to acquire Irving. His answer: “None.” I think I agree. The league has seen Irving wreak a lot of havoc over the last five years, from Cleveland to Boston to Brooklyn. It’s left an impression. But the Lakers badly need another scorer/playmaker next to LeBron and AD, and Irving is an infinitely better fit than Russell Westbrook.