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After the Euroleague title, Kendrick Nunn would not be against staying at Panathinaikos

Successful bet for Kendrick Nunn. His NBA career had been slipping for two seasons, mainly due to injuries, and the guard had decided to leave for Europe and Panathinaikos. A year later, he is European champion after winning the Euroleague. All while achieving more than decent statistics with an average of 15.4 points during this European competition.

“It was a long season. I came here, I believed in myself, I gave everything I could to my team,” he explains to Eurohoops. “It’s a hell of a feeling, a hell of an emotion. I knew that nothing was impossible as long as you do things correctly every day, and take the right path. »

In addition to winning the ultimate trophy, the former Miami player had a positive adventure on this side of the Atlantic. “I really enjoyed it. Panathinaikos Euroleague fans. The passion that Europe has for this competition. It’s incredible to play for that. I’m glad I came and had this experience”, assures Kendrick Nunn. During the season, he had already praised the atmosphere of the Euroleague where each match is “a playoff match”.

Return to the NBA or attempt at a double in the Euroleague?

To the point of staying another season? The player will turn 29 this summer and, after signing an extension in May, he has an NBA clause in his contract. If he wishes, he can return to the United States. But if he doesn't have a sufficiently satisfactory offer, the idea of ​​staying in Greece is not unpleasant.

“I have to weigh my options. I have to see what it's going to look like. If it's not really what I want, since I signed an extension, I can come back if I want to,” he said.

Especially since attempting the double is a more than interesting challenge. “I want to relive those moments. Nothing is better than being a champion. Nothing. I play basketball for that. I play to be champion, to leave my mark on this sport”he concludes.

Kendrick Nunn Percentage Rebounds
Season Team MJ Min Shots 3pts L.F. Off Def Early Pd Party Int Bp Ct Pts
2019-20 MIA 67 29 43.9 35.0 85.0 0.3 2.4 2.7 3.3 2.3 0.8 1.7 0.2 15.3
2020-21 MIA 56 30 48.5 38.1 93.3 0.4 2.8 3.2 2.6 1.9 0.9 1.4 0.3 14.6
2022-23 LAL 7 11 31.8 27.3 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.6 0.9 1.0 0.1 1.4 0.1 4.9
Total 130 28 45.4 36.2 87.6 0.3 2.5 2.9 2.9 2.1 0.8 1.6 0.2 14.4

How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Successful shots / Attempted shots; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def=defensive rebound; Tot = Total rebounds; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost balls; Ct: Against; Pts = Points.

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