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Kendrick Nunn Says He ‘Definitely’ Wants to Be an All-Star
- Updated: October 28, 2019
During Sunday’s contest against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Nunn made Heat history. The guard’s 67 total points to start the season became the most by a Heat player in his first three NBA games, eclipsing former lottery pick Michael Beasley’s 51 points to initiate the 2008-09 season.
While the sample size is small, the sky seems to be the limit for the 24-year-old. In an exclusive interview with HeatNation.com, Nunn shared one of his primary goals in the NBA.
“I definitely want to be an All-Star,” said Nunn.
Although the desire may appear a bit lofty for the undrafted pro out of Oakland University, Nunn certainly is off to a convincing start. Through three games, he is leading the Heat in scoring with 22.3 points per game.
Furthermore, the youngster is spearheading all first-year players in scoring. Nunn’s 22.3 scoring average is ahead of second place R.J. Barrett’s 21.0 points per game. At this rate, the 6-foot-2 guard will be gunning for the Rookie of the Year award as well.
Yet, when Heat guards Jimmy Butler and Dion Waiters join the rotation, Nunn may see his production decline. Nonetheless, the scoring machine has his head in the right place as he just wants to contribute to a successful team.
“For this season, I just want to contribute in any way I can, be in the rotation this upcoming year, just contribute to some wins and go on a playoff run,” Nunn said when talking about his expectations this season.
Regardless of whether the rookie sensation can keep up his wizardry or not, the Heat have acquired and developed a real diamond in the rough
Miami plays the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.