Report: EuroLeague star James Nunnally agrees to 2-year deal with Wolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to a two-year deal with James Nunnally, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania. The deal is for the veteran’s minimum and includes partial guarantees, per The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski. Nunnally spent the last two seasons starring for Turkey’s Fenerbahçe.
Nunnally played four seasons at UC Santa Barbara before going undrafted in 2012. The 6-foot-7 swingman has since jumped all over the place throughout his basketball career, with multiple Summer League, D-League and overseas stints.
Nunnally saw his only NBA action to date in the 2013-14 season, when he played 13 games between the Philadelphia and Atlanta Hawks on 10-day contracts. Both teams gave him two 10-day deals, but he never secured a longer contract than that.
Nunnally most recently played in Summer League for the Sixers and Washington Wizards in 2016. After failing to make an NBA team, he signed with Fenerbahçe in July for the 2016-17 season.
The 28-year-old played a considerable role in helping Fenerbahçe reach the EuroLeague Final Four the past two seasons. This past year, he averaged 9.3 points on 54.0 percent shooting in EuroLeague play, including 55.4 percent on 3-pointers. Fenerbahçe lost to Luka Doncic and Real Madrid in the championship game.
Nunnally will provide a bit more depth and shooting on the wing for a Timberwolves team that had little of either last season.