Just when we thought everything was settled for a few seconds...
In the last few minutes of last night, the Golden State Warriors were discussing a deal with undrafted free agent Kendrick Nunn. Nunn was the NCAA's second-leading scorer during his senior season at Oakland University, averaging 25.9 points per game.
Per ESPN, they signed the sharpshooter to a partially-guaranteed deal.
Undrafted free agent Kendrick Nunn has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Golden State Warriors, per ESPN sources. Nunn was the NCAA’s second-leading scorer last season at Oakland.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 22, 2018
Nunn played his first three years of college basketball at Illinois, but was dismissed before his senior year because he failed to uphold the university's standards regarding domestic violence. His image has been somewhat tarnished ever since.
Physically and athletically, there have already been some Steph Curry comparisons being made. The Warriors aren't expecting those to really translate into the NBA. More reasonably, they hope that Nunn can follow a similar development as Quinn Cook, who was an important player in their rotation last season.
This was a good move on the Warriors' part, especially because they only had one pick during the whole draft. They used that No. 28 pick on Cincinnati guard Jacob Evans. No matter how stacked a team is, it is always important to keep adding young talent into the mix.
Snatching Kendrick Nunn could be a decision that has a strong impact down the road.