Nunn will assume the final opening on the Heat roster that was vacated following the release of Rodney McGruder, who was later claimed off waivers by the Clippers. After going undrafted out of Oakland last June, Nunn attended training camp with the Warriors and spent his first professional season with Golden State's G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors. The 6-foot-3 guard could see action if he joins the Heat in Brooklyn ahead of its season finale Wednesday against the Nets, but his main evaluation is likely to come during summer league and training camp.
Nunn (ankle) returned to the court Sunday, finishing the contest with 25 points (10-19 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one blocked shot.
A member of the midseason All-NBA G League team which was revealed on Monday, Dunn has been a revelation for a Santa Cruz squad desperate for a scoring menace. Saturday's contest was the first game in which Dunn has missed all season, but the guard made sure to erase that memory with a team-leading 25 points Sunday. He's seen his season average in points (19.6) rise a point in the last month alone and appears to be one of the premiere scorers currently in the G League.
Nunn scored 21 points (7-16 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 6-7 FT) and picked up seven rebounds, two assists and a block in Santa Cruz's 95-88 win over Stockton on Wednesday.
Nunn is having a hell of a rookie season in Santa Cruz, coming off the bench and routinely putting up big numbers. On Wednesday, the guard not only shot well from inside the arc but was effective as a rebounder as well. If Nunn can improve on his 32.2 percent shooting form beyond the arc, there's no reason why Nunn won't get more playing time as a more complete scorer.
Nunn finished Wednesday's win over the Hustle with 30 points (11-20 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists, two rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot.
Nunn continues to be a major offensive force for Santa Cruz, playing the second-most minutes of anyone despite coming off the bench. It's obvious at this point Santa Cruz values Nunn's scoring prowess as a sixth man, but there's a possibility he could wind up receiving more minutes even if comes off the bench given how well he's performing as of late.
Nunn posted 17 points (8-15 FG, 1-2 3Pt), seven assists, two rebounds and one steal in the win Wednesday over Austin.
Nunn has been a productive scorer for Santa Cruz despite primarily coming off the bench, averaging 18.6 points on 28.0 minutes over 26 games. The guard is averaging about 2.2 turnovers per game, so there certainly is some room for growth given he's not facilitating (3.8 assist per game) as much as Santa Cruz may hope, but it's tough to ignore the scoring acumen Nunn has show in his rookie season.
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|College Career Shooting Stats|
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