NBA rumors: Knicks targeting Kendrick Nunn in free agency

The Knicks spoke to New Orleans about a potential Ball trade prior to the deadline but nothing materialized. As recently as late in the regular season, there was no consensus on Ball among Knicks decision makers. Nunn, per sources, is among the guards who have been on the Knicks’ radar as they consider their offseason plans. Nunn shot 38.1 percent from beyond the arc on nearly six attempts per game this season and shot it remarkably well in the second half of the season.

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On the other hand, cap holds don’t do Miami any good if Miami wants to sign-and-trade for talent. Any sign-and-trade would require the Heat to stay below the apron (about $6 million above the tax line), and that could prove difficult. Sources tell The Athletic that Nunn could get offers in the $15 million a year range and Robinson perhaps even more, especially if he can burn all the tape of him guarding Khris Middleton.
Judging by the number of teams that showed interest prior to the trade deadline and the fact that Nunn is currently playing the best basketball of his career, he’s expected to receive significant interest once free agency begins.
Ira Winderman: Sun Sentinel can confirm that Heat has fully guaranteed the 2020-21 $1.7 million contracts for both Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn. Both had had staggered guarantee dates. Both will next become restricted free agents in 2021 offseason, with only $2.1 million cap holds.
Albert Nahmad: Kendrick Nunn’s $1.4M salary is now $150K guaranteed (increasing to $450K if he makes the regular season roster). It’s officially all or nothing for him now. If he makes it, awesome. If not, he can’t sign a two-way contract with the Heat or join the Skyforce this season.
Ira Winderman: The Heat plan to sign 2018 undrafted guard Kendrick Nunn, who spent this season with the Warriors' G League affiliate and was national scoring runner-up a year ago to Trae Young. Source tells Sun Sentinel signing not official yet.
The back-to-back NBA Champion Golden State Warriors have waived forwards Deyonta Davis, Danuel House Jr. along with guards Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Ulis, the team announced today. Davis who was originally signed on October 11, did not appear in a game for the Warriors. House Jr. played in three games (one start), averaging 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 13.9 minutes per game. Nunn saw action off the bench in three games, averaging 2.3 points in 9.6 minutes per game. Ulis appeared in four games (one start), averaging 3.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 10.2 minutes per game.
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