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.
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.
Multiple teams inquired about Nunn’s availability, and at least two of those teams have shifted their focus to pursuing the 25-year-old once he becomes a free agent this offseason. Nunn will be a restricted free agent once the Heat extend a $4,736,102 qualifying offer.
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.
John Hollinger: League source says Miami has guaranteed the unprotected deals of Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson for this season. Goodwill gesture for two important 2021 restricted free agents.
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.
Ian Begley: Undrafted free agent Kendrick Nunn has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Golden State Warriors, per ESPN sources. Nunn was the NCAA’s second-leading scorer last season at Oakland.
June 22, 2021 | 8:23 pm EDT Update
Dave McMenamin: Marcus Morris Sr. will play tonight in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, league sources tell ESPN
Mark Medina: Suns coach Monty Williams on Chris Paul and the uncertainty of his return: “I’m sure if I tried to keep Chris out of the game, he’d want to square off and go toe-to-toe. So we just make that assessment when the time comes.”
Rod Beard: #Piston Ben Wallace on similarities with Isaiah Stewart: “I see a lot of myself in him…I don’t want to see another Ben Wallace; I’ve closed that chapter. I would like to see guys take pieces of my game and add it to my game.”
June 22, 2021 | 7:49 pm EDT Update
Wes Goldberg: Klay Thompson in an Instagram post says he’s begun light on-court work — running up and down the floor, shooting, etc.