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 | 8:21 pm EDT Update
The Jazz sent Rudy Gobert to Minnesota in a deal that netted Utah four future first-round picks and 2022 first-round pick Walker Kessler, per ESPN. Reports from The Athletic and ESPN stated that Utah has no plans to trade Mitchell and would retool its roster around Donovan Mitchell. But there is some skepticism about Utah’s long-term plans in the wake of the Gobert trade. Several teams still view Mitchell as attainable for the right return.
People in touch with the Knicks prior to the draft said the club was wary of trading the combination of picks and players that it would take to land a player like Mitchell. The thinking, according to people in touch with the club at the time, was that there wouldn’t be enough left on the roster to field a contending team.
If Utah decides to trade Mitchell, Miami is certainly a team to watch. The Heat’s situation is complicated by the club’s pursuit of Kevin Durant (according to a source, several people were lobbying Durant on behalf of Miami on Thursday and Friday in the wake of his trade request out of Brooklyn).