Tuesday marked the first day NBA players could start individual workouts at team facilities in advance of the Dec. 22 start of the regular season. And on a Zoom call, Kendrick Nunn discussed how he hopes to build off of his All-Rookie First Team year.
NEW: Kendrick Nunn on what he learned as a Heat rookie, and what he’s hoping to improve upon this upcoming season https://t.co/eNC5Pld5DF Nunn: “I think that the accolades and the success I had the previous season really don’t matter this upcoming season."— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) December 1, 2020
Nunn said that he worked on his catch-and-shoot and off-ball game, as well as his defense. The following is an excerpt from the Anthony Chiang article.
“The offseason obviously has been a bit different, a little shorter,” Nunn said. “But I’ve been putting in nonstop work. So I took a little time off after the Finals, just to get my body recovered and things like that. But I was right back to work. It was a short offseason. The season starts next week, in a week or two, so definitely got to be ready for that.”
The Heat guard enters his second season with a lot of uncertainty about his role. Nunn tested positive for COVID-19 before the season restarted and he never got on track. When Goran Dragic went down in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Nunn didn’t get his starting job back. That went to Tyler Herro.
And the Heat added the defensive-minded guard Avery Bradley in free agency. Can Nunn keep his rotation spot in a crowded guard rotation with Herro, Dragic and Bradley?