The Los Angeles Lakers have provided an update on guard Kendrick Nunn and fans are really concerned about his future with the team. According to Dave McMenamin from ESPN, Nunn was diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee. The talented player will miss a few weeks and his condition will be re-evaluated again.
Nunn was dealing with an ankle sprain in the right leg. Frank Vogel thought that the team would join his team in opening night. Things took an unexpected turn for the player. Nunn had an MRI on the knee after complaining of soreness. Doctors will re-evaluate him in two or three weeks.
Fans hoped for a different update on Kendrick Nunn
The Lakers signed Nunn to a two-year contract. The Miami Heat didn’t make an offer and Nunn became unrestricted free agent in August. He ended up playing with the Lakers and adding him seemed like a good decision. Several sources reported that Nunn turned down better offers from the Knicks and other teams because he really wanted to play with the Lakers. The team brought him to be Russell Westbrook’s top backup and get some minutes at shooting guard. Last season with the Heat, Nunn was averaging 14.6 pints, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game while shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from beyond the arc.
Lakers lost too many players due to injuries. Some of them had to undergo surgeries and miss significant time on the basketball court.
Losing Nunn pushes veteran Rajon Rondo into the backup point guard role. Newly-signed Avery Bradley may also see action at the spot.
Wayne Ellington won’t join his team on Friday’s game against the Phoenix Suns due to a hamstring injury. Talen Horton-Tucker is also out.
The situation doesn’t look good for the Lakers but players are confident about their their season. The team lose the season opener to the Golden State Warriors. They also lost games in the preseason. It will be another long season for the team, and they better get ready for the upcoming challenge. Phoenix is next on the list.