Heat news: Kendrick Nunn reflects on his short stint with Warriors, has no hard feelings
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Heat’s Kendrick Nunn reflects on his short stint with Warriors, has no hard feelings

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Kendrick Nunn is currently making waves in the NBA as a high-flying scorer on the Miami Heat, but he was actually hoping to break into the NBA with the Golden State Warriors last season.

Nunn was an undrafted player out of Oakland when he managed to make the then-defending champions’ Summer League roster. He impressed the team enough to get an invite to training camp, but he wound up spending the first season of his professional career with the G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors.

Nunn ultimately made a move to the Heat and has found his niche in South Beach. The young guard doesn’t have anything against the Warriors, understanding that the team is in the business of winning championships and didn’t really have a spot for him:

“I understood the business part of it,” Kendrick Nunn reflected, per Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “They loved me as a player, that’s why the signed me on draft night. So, I was thankful there. But the business side of it was I didn’t get the call-up like I wanted to, and they were trying to work things out.”

The 24-year-old is having a fantastic start to his NBA career, averaging 16.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.3 assists on 47.8% shooting. It looks like he’s going to be one of the keys to the Heat’s future, and the struggling Warriors are probably thinking they could use his talent right now.