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October 22, 2020

Kendrick Nunn: I’m the best rookie

The Miami Heat guard believes he’s the best player in this year’s rookie class. Kendrick Nunn scoring 15.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game in all 62 games, all starts. The undrafted guard helps the Miami Heat to a 41-24 record and fourth in Eastern Conference.

“I’m Rookie of the Year,” Nunn said in an interview with the South Florida Sun Sentinel, not backing down even when reminded of the superior statistics of Memphis Grizzlies breakout rookie Ja Morant.

” I  think people will say that he is Rookie of the Year, but I don’t believe it,” Nunn continued. “The most value should be in the wins. And we’re both starting guards on teams, and our team has been holding it down. We’re a playoff team, so go ahead and give that Rookie of the Year to Kendrick Nunn.

On the other hand, Ja Morant leading the Memphis Grizzlies to an eighth seed before the season suspended. He’s the second pick overall with 17.6 points,3.4 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game. His teammate and fellow rookie Brandon Clarke also making his case to the Rookie of the Year. Zion Williamson has a long shot to win it because of missed games due to injury.

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