Forgotten NBA man who has earned $13M in career wakes up unemployed with shock move away being lined up

NBA shooting guard Kendrick Nunn has reportedly received an offer to rejuvenate his career in Europe.

The 28-year-old was one of the Association’s breakout stars four years ago, earning a starting job on the 2020 NBA Finals-bound Miami Heat in his rookie season.

Ex-Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendrick Nunn has reportedly been approached by Greek basketball team Olympiakos
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Ex-Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendrick Nunn has reportedly been approached by Greek basketball team OlympiakosCredit: Getty

Nunn, who was traded to the Washington Wizards during the 2022-23 NBA season, is yet to find a new team after becoming a free agent this summer
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Nunn, who was traded to the Washington Wizards during the 2022-23 NBA season, is yet to find a new team after becoming a free agent this summerCredit: Getty
Nunn went undrafted in 2018 before he found playing time in the G League.

The 6-foot-3 combo guard spent the following preseason with the Heat and made a great impression on head coach Erik Spoelstra.

The Illinois native started all of his 67 appearences for the Heat in 2019-20, averaging 15.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists.

During the season, Nunn became the fastest rookie to reach 500 points in franchise history, doing so in 31 games – one fewer than Dwyane Wade.

He also won multiple Rookie of the Month awards as the first undrafted player ever.

Nunn made the NBA All-Rookie first team and helped the Heat reach the NBA Finals, which the Los Angeles Lakers won in six games.

After another year in Miami, Nunn then joined the Lakers in what looked like the signing of the offseason at the time.

But the ex-Oakland standout suffered a bone bruise in his knee in the preseason, which ended up costing him the entire 2021-22 season.

Nunn returned to the hardwood the following year, but he failed to meet the expectations of him in Los Angeles.

He averaged 6.7 points while shooting just 40.6 percent from the field in 39 games before the Lakers traded him to the Washington Wizards for Rui Hachimura.

With his contract expired, Nunn – who has earned $13.3million in career earnings – failed to find a new team once free agency began in 2023.

Later in the summer, Olympiakos showed interest in the guard after failing to lure ex-Lamar standout Mike James out of AS Monaco, per Gazzetta.gr.

Nunn reportedly welcomed the idea of continuing his career in Greece.

But he is said to have asked the EuroLeague giants to give him time until the end of August to find a guaranteed contract in the NBA before committing to the move.

Olympiakos have lost their star, forward, Sasha Vezenkov, after the reigning EuroLeague MVP signed a three-year deal with the Sacramento Kings this offseason.

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