Report: Kendrick Nunn turns down more money from Knicks to sign 2-year deal with Lakers

Robert Marvi
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The Los Angeles Lakers have just made an unexpected signing to beef up their backcourt.

Kendrick Nunn has reportedly agreed to join the team for substantially less money than he could’ve presumably taken elsewhere.

Nunn is a nice success story, as he entered the league as an undrafted player two years ago. As a rookie, he averaged 15.3 points a game and garnered some consideration for the Rookie of the Year award.

This past season, he improved his 3-point shooting, becoming a legitimate threat from beyond the arc.

Nunn figures to become the Lakers’ backup point guard. Also on Tuesday, Los Angeles signed Malik Monk, another young guard, while re-signing Talen Horton-Tucker, a second-year player this past season.

After spending the past two seasons with the Miami Heat, Nunn will now have the opportunity to capture an NBA championship with the Purple and Gold.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.