The Lakers have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with former Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn, agent Adam Pensack tells The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The two-year agreement is reportedly worth $10 million.
Announced Tuesday, the acquisition by Los Angeles followed the Heat’s decision to pull their qualifying offer on Nunn, which made the 26-year-old player an unrestricted free agent.
After Heat general manager Andy Elisburg acquired All-Star Kyle Lowry in a sign-and-trade deal with the Toronto Raptors, the writing was on the wall regarding a potential exit by Nunn.
Joining the team’s general slump that followed their Finals appearance in 2020, Kendrick Nunn came just short of his rookie averages after totaling 14.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and shooting 38.1% from three-point range. Averages worth giving the Lakers fond memories of Ramon Sessions.
Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka’s focus this transactional stretch appears to be centered around reuniting players familiar with the LA system, and attaining a plethora of long-distance shooters.
Los Angeles has added a total of five players (including Nunn) that averaged three-point shooting percentages over 38% last season: including Malik Monk (40.1%), Kent Bazemore (40.8%), Wayne Ellington (42.2%) and Carmelo Anthony (40.9%).