Nunnally agreed Tuesday to a two-year contract with Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano of the Italian League, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.com reports.
Nunnally was one of the EuroLeague's top three-point shooters with Turkish club Fenerbahce the past two seasons before joining the Timberwolves on a two-year deal in August. The swingman, who previously had briefs stints in the NBA in 2013-14 with the Hawks and 76ers, was unable to replicate his success from Europe in Minnesota and was ultimately cut loose earlier this month. After considering offers from European teams, Nunnally elected to give it another go in the NBA with the Rockets, but he was released Monday before his 10-day contract lapsed. Rather than waiting out another NBA opportunity that likely won't come with much job security, Nunnally will instead take his talents back to the EuroLeague.
Nunnally was released by the Rockets on Monday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Rockets brought Nunnally in less than a week ago, but they'll be forced to waive the UC Santa Barbara product to accommodate the arrival of Kenneth Faried, who will be in uniform Monday night. Nunnally, who previously spent time with Minnesota, appeared in two games for Houston, totaling nine points, two assists and one rebound in 38 minutes of action.
Per Charania, the Rockets are hopeful that Nunnally will be able to arrive in Houston later Wednesday and suit up in the team's game against the Nets, which tips off at 8 p.m. EST. After making a name for himself in Europe over the past few years, Nunnally returned to overseas to sign with the Timberwolves in August, but he struggled to crack since-fired coach Tom Thibodeau's tight rotation. Nunnally averaged just 4.9 minutes per game in his 13 appearances, but the outside-shooting specialist could have a clearer path to playing time in Houston after the Rockets failed to agree to a long-term deal with Danuel House, who has since been sent back to the G League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
Nunnally was waived by the Timberwolves on Sunday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Nunnally signed a two-year deal with the Timberwolves in August but was never a featured member of the team's rotation. The waiving comes as a result of his contract set to become guaranteed on Monday.
Nunnally had two points (1-2 FG), three rebounds, and three assists in 21 minutes during Wednesday's 128-125 win over the Jazz.
Making his second appearance of the season, Nunnally played pretty well while getting his first extended action. The absence of Jimmy Butler (rest), who is slated to return for Friday's matchup with the Warriors, almost certainly played a part in Nunnally receiving so much time. As a result, don't expect this to become a regular occurrence, as coach Tom Thibodeau is known for sticking with his starters for heavy minutes.
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