- Ja Morant expresses no sympathy for Miami Heat having to play 8 games in 12 days
- Report: Miami Heat will have interest in Mike Conley this offseason
- Dwyane Wade unveils reason why Erik Spoelstra benched him after he dropped 50 points in 3 quarters
- Dwyane Wade honored that Kobe Bryant paid him one-of-a-kind compliment in his book
- Jimmy Butler on why Miami Heat’s defense has been elite: ‘We got rid of Derrick Jones Jr.’
- Report: Kendrick Nunn partners with NBPA to help single fathers in Chicago
- Report: Victor Oladipo to seek specialist’s evaluation regarding timetable for knee injury
- Erik Spoelstra declines to answer whether Victor Oladipo will play for Miami Heat again this season
- Dewayne Dedmon offers fantastic response when asked what he’s willing to do for Miami Heat
- Report: Victor Oladipo increasingly unlikely to receive ‘anything near’ maximum deal this offseason
Jimmy Butler Says ‘Motherf—–‘ Kendrick Nunn Has ‘So Much of Me in Him’
- Updated: November 5, 2019
Nunn, who entered the NBA as an undrafted free agent, is currently averaging 19.5 points, 3.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game.
Per star teammate Jimmy Butler, Nunn and Butler share many of the same qualities. Butler also mentioned youngsters Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson while discussing the many talented youngsters in Miami.
“Look at the mother—–r K-Nunn,” Butler told Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports. “Look at him. He’s got so much of me in him that it’s scary because his confidence continues to grow. The same thing with our rook Tyler Herro and [second-year player] Duncan. Come on, man. Just because you don’t know these guys like that, don’t make the mistake of looking past them. They’re going to make sure you do know them pretty, pretty soon.”
The Heat are off to a blistering 5-1 start to the 2019-20 campaign and Nunn has played a huge role in that success. That’s especially true considering the fact that Butler, the team’s blockbuster offseason acquisition, missed the first three games of the season due to the birth of his daughter.
With a three-game Western Conference road trip on the horizon, Butler, Nunn and the rest of the Heat roster will get the chance to test their mettle against title contenders like the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers.
If the Heat keep winning against that kind of competition, there is no doubt that the rest of the NBA will surely start to consider the Heat amongst the best teams in the league.