Kendrick Nunn to the Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers have had a busy offseason so far, completing the biggest trade by bringing Russell Westbrook to LA and signing multiple key free agents.
The Lakers used their taxpayer mid-level exception to sign former Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn to a two-year deal worth $10 million. Bringing in Nunn is probably the best piece of business done so far for multiple reasons.
First reason, Kendrick Nunn agreeing to $10 million over two years in the same week that Alex Caruso signed for $37 million in four years. That’s almost a miracle.
Free agent guard Kendrick Nunn has agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, source tells ESPN. Deal includes a player option. Nunn turned down significantly more money to chase a title with the Lakers.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2021
The 26-year old must really believe in the project, which is a good thing for the Lakers, and he’s exactly what they needed; a shooter who’s not on the brink of retirement. Kendrick Nunn averaged 15 points per game and shot 38% from beyond the arc last season in Miami.
One of his biggest contributions to LA is his youth. Nunn, Monk, and Mckinnie are the only Lakers additions below the age of 30.
Carmelo Anthony — 37 years old
LeBron James – 36 years old
Trevor Ariza – 36 years old
Marc Gasol – 36 years old
Dwight Howard – 35 years old (turning 36 Dec. 8)
Wayne Ellington – 33 years old
Kent Bazemore – 32 years old
Russell Westbrook — 32 years old
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) August 3, 2021
It will be refreshing for the Lakers fans to see a competent role player who didn’t play active basketball in Dirk Nowitzki‘s prime take the Staples Centre court.