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Kendrick Nunn at Media Week: ‘I’ve been putting in nonstop work’

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The second-year guard will compete against Tyler Herro, Goran Dragic and Avery Bradley for minutes.

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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.

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?