Kendrick Nunn went undrafted in 2018 due to off the court issues in college and spent last season in the G League. Nunn is technically a rookie at the age of 24 as this is his first NBA season. With Zion Williamson missing the first part of the season, the Rookie of the Year race will likely include Nunn and Ja Morant.
"I definitely feel like I'm the Rookie of the Year," Nunn told Shams Charania. "It's early, but the way I've been performing, I'm definitely in the running for that. Hopefully I can continue this through the season and win that award."
Nunn signed with the Heat at the end of the 18-19 season, but didn't appear in any games.