Panathinaikos BC Adds Kendrick Nunn

Panathinaikos BC has signed Kendrick Nunn (28, 1.91 meters) till the end of 2023-24 season. 

Nunn is a basketball player, born on August 3, 1995, in Chicago, USA. He is a shooting guard who last played for Washington Wizards.

He played college basketball for the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.

Nunn played three seasons at the University of Illinois, where he was named to the 2013–14 Big Ten All-Freshman team. He won the 2018 Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Year award at Oakland after leading the nation in three-point shots made per game.

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Nunn signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Golden State Warriors. He was then added to the roster of their G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors. Despite starting in only one of 49 games, he averaged 19.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.3 blocks across 29 minutes per contest.

The Miami Heat announced that they had signed Nunn on April 10, 2019. In his first five NBA games, Nunn posted 112 points to break the record for the most points in as many games by an undrafted player Connie Hawkins had set the previous record with 105 points in 1969.

On September 30, 2020, Nunn tallied 18 points during Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, which is the most points scored by a rookie off the bench in a Finals game since Elden Campbell's 21 points in 1991. The Heat went on to lose the series in 6 games.

On May 15, 2021, Nunn scored a season-high 31 points, alongside six rebounds and three assists, in a 108–122 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

On August 6, 2021, Nunn signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. On October 18, 2022, Nunn made his Lakers debut, scoring 13 points in a 109–123 loss to the Golden State Warriors. On January 6, 2023, he scored a season-high 23 points, alongside three rebounds, two assists, and one steal, in a 130–114 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

On January 23, 2023, Nunn was traded, alongside three future second-round draft picks, to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Rui Hachimura. Nunn made his Wizards debut two days later, recording 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 108–103 win over the Houston Rockets.

In March 2011, Nunn was among the 24 high school players invited to the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to try out for the FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship. Nunn was one of four Chicago talents to make it past the 27-man tryouts and join the 12-man national team. He went on to win a gold medal with Team USA in the 2011 FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship in Cancun, Mexico. The team, coached by Don Showalter of Mid-Prairie High, scored over 100 points in each victorious matchup.

Nunn, along with teammate Jabari Parker of Simeon and rival Jahlil Okafor of Whitney Young high school, was selected to play in the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship held in Kaunas, Lithuania, from June 29 to July 8, 2012. As with the 2011 FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship, Nunn once again helped Team USA capture a gold medal.