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Report: Lakers add Kendrick Nunn on two-year deal

Nunn reportedly turned down bigger offers with the prospect of competing for a championship in LA.

Miami Heat v Boston Celtics
Kendrick Nunn of the Miami Heat drives to the basket during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on May 09, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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The Los Angeles Lakers have added Kendrick Nunn on a two-year, $10 million deal according to Shams Charania. Nunn reportedly turned down bigger offers for a chance to compete for a championship with the Lakers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Nunn was a key piece for the Miami Heat last season, averaging 14.6 points per game and shooting 38.1 percent from behind the arc. The point guard will be a rotation player in Los Angeles and should add some youthful energy to an otherwise veteran roster.

It was unclear if the Heat would bring Nunn back given how their season ended and Kyle Lowry signing with Miami likely shut the door on that. Several other teams were reportedly wiling to give Nunn more money, but the Lakers offered a title chance few could.

Nunn should fit well in LA’s rotation, especially given his age. The Lakers will likely have a deep squad in regular season games, but will ultimately trim things down when the playoffs come around. For Nunn, it’ll be important to establish himself as a lead guard off the bench to get meaningful minutes as the year goes on.