NBA rumors: Kendrick Nunn won't return until at least March

Dave McMenamin: Frank Vogel says it’s “likely” Kendrick Nunn will not be able to make his season debut before March, however he said there is still optimism that Nunn will play sometime this season.

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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 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
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.
Anthony Chiang: Heat injury update for tomorrow’s game vs. Magic: Kendrick Nunn, Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic questionable. Bam Adebayo (right ankle soreness) probable. Justise Winslow remains out.
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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.