Timberwolves waive guard James Nunnally
NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic has announced that the Minnesota Timberwolves cut swingman James Nunnally on Sunday.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 7, 2019
Nunnally played in only 13 games for the T’Wolves this season, posting averages of 2.1 points and 0.4 assists per game while shooting 43 percent from the field.
The 6’7 forward did not supply enough production off the bench for the team, and the midseason acquisition of forwards Dario Saric and Robert Covington wrecked any chance he had of cracking the rotation.
Nunnally has played all over the world after stints in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers. From Greece to Puerto Rico to Israel to Italy, Nunnally is certainly well traveled and there is a possibility he returns overseas to continue playing ball.
The former UCSB star was not the only one to be released by the T’Wolves on Sunday. The team also parted with its head coach, Tom Thibodeau, after a poor start to the season.
The T’Wolves will continue to try to crack the playoffs without Nunnally or Thibodeau, a tall order in the Western Conference.
After obliterating an injury-ridden Los Angeles Lakers Sunday afternoon, the team now holds a record of 19-21, good enough for the 11th seed in the conference.
Minnesota will need to have an excellent second half to the season to have any hope of reaching the playoffs. However, if the team can reach the eight or seventh seed, they have a chance to cause some damage behind a talented roster that includes star Karl Anthony-Towns.
We will have to wait and see if the T’Wolves cleaning house can give the team a boost leading up to the All-Star break.