- Report: Bucks aimed great deal of frustration at Mike Budenholzer after they lost to Heat in last year’s playoffs
- League executives and scouts agree that the Miami Heat will be the toughest out in the play-in tournament
- Erik Spoelstra vows to play Udonis Haslem before season ends: ‘I’m going to make it happen’
- Report: Miami Heat to be without Jimmy Butler for Tuesday’s game vs. Dallas Mavericks
- Udonis Haslem balks at thought of Kevin Garnett being as ‘tough’ as Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan
- Udonis Haslem issues strong statement on Miami Heat trying to avoid ‘silly’ play-in tournament
- Jimmy Butler calls reporter ‘sorry a-s’ for asking if Miami Heat are worried about tough remainder of schedule
- Jimmy Butler admits he’s ‘praying and hoping’ that Miami Heat are going to play their best basketball at right time
- Bam Adebayo claims he deserves DPOY consideration: ‘I float under the radar because I’m not a big name in this NBA’
- Jimmy Butler gets game ball for making NBA history after Miami Heat beat Charlotte Hornets
Kendrick Nunn Says He’s ‘Definitely’ 2019-20 Rookie of the Year
- Updated: November 27, 2019
According to Nunn himself, however, his success in the NBA seemed to always be a matter of when, not if. The 24-year-old rookie is supremely confident in his abilities, and in a recent interview with Shams Charania of Stadium, he stated that he should already be considered the Rookie of the Year.
“I definitely feel like I’m the Rookie of the Year.” pic.twitter.com/neAQmJCbY8
— Stadium (@Stadium) November 27, 2019
Right now, Nunn is second among all rookies in points per game (16.9) behind only Ja Morant (19.0). He is also third in assists per game (3.2) behind R.J. Barrett (3.5) and Morant (6.2).
Considering these numbers, it looks like Morant is right now in the lead for the award. That being said, Morant’s Memphis Grizzlies have stumbled to a 5-11 record on the season while Nunn’s Heat are 12-4.
If team success will factor into the voters’ decision-making process by season’s end remains to be seen.
In the end, whether or not Nunn wins the award matters not. He has proven that he is a serious commodity in the NBA and will likely enjoy a long and successful career from here on out.
Here’s hoping the rest of it is spent right here in South Florida.