For the second consecutive month, Kendrick Nunn has won Eastern Conference Rookie of the month. Ja Morant won the award In the Western Conference as Nunn continues to battle Morant and teammate Tyler Herro for Rookie of the year honors. Nunn is currently averaging 16 points a game in his 33 starts as his first season continues to amaze many around the league.
Nunn was thrown into the mix right away throughout his rookie season. With guard Dion Waiters being suspended for the majority of the season thus far, Nunn has gotten opportunities for key minutes and he hasn’t disappointed. He’s taken the league by storm after being signed by the Heat on the last day of the regular season last season.
Past Heat Rookies
Nunn joins the likes of Josh Richardson and Michael Beasley to win the award. He joins Caron Butler as the only member of the Heat to win the award multiple times. Butler won it four times in his rookie campaign nearly winning rookie of the year. If Nunn continues he will definitely be in the conversation for ROTY.
How the Warriors let go of Nunn last season still amazes me. He has become a legitimate NBA starter and possibly a core building block in the future of this franchise.
His impressive shooting and exciting plays have the Heat sitting at 23-9, currently the third seed in the Eastern Conference. The young talent of Nunn, Herro, and Bam Adebayo continue to make noise around the league. Nunn looks to win his third consecutive Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month award in January.
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