Miami Heat: 1 Bold Prediction For Kendrick Nunn’s 2020-21 Season

Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) shoots the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans(Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) shoots the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans(Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /
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The Miami Heat struck it nice based on Kendrick Nunn’s production in his rookie season last year. Could he possibly top that in this season?

The Miami Heat found a good player when they decided to sign Kendrick Nunn. A member of the Golden State Warriors and their G-League affiliate specifically, the Miami Heat waived a player near the end of the season before last to ensure that they could lock Nunn up.

Well, that all paid off, as he was a top contender for the Rookie Of The Year Award last season. Another season into his career and off of a rocky NBA Bubble situation, Nunn should be looking to get back to where he was for most of last season.

While he was a starter for the Miami Heat for most of last season, I see things playing out a bit differently this year. That isn’t a negative for Kendrick Nunn, as it actually influences my bold prediction for him.

Here it is.

Kendrick Nunn Will Statistically Outperform His Rookie Season

I think this is the case for a few reasons. Let me confuse you right off the gate.

The Miami Heat will need all of their players to step up their games from a season ago. Kendrick Nunn is a definite and prime candidate.

He will surpass his rookie season production although and because he is coming off the bench, I believe. Are you super confused yet?

Although he is coming off the bench, that would seem like a demotion, which it could be or simply a sign that he could be better used in another role. That could be used to maximize him individually, to maximize what he can offer the team in his minutes, or more than likely both.

The “because” he is coming off the bench part is a simple correlation as well. He will be facing off against lesser competition if he is to be coming off the bench.

Starters are just that, the players that “start” the games and typically a team’s best players. The players that come off the bench are good players, typically just not as good as the starters.

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Facing off against the less talented players on a team should bode well for anyone, especially a combustible scorer like Kendrick Nunn. That’s why this was my bold prediction for him.