Kendrick Nunn said that he deserved to win the Rookie of the Year award over Ja Morant due to the success of the Miami Heat.
"I think people will say that he is Rookie of the Year, but I don't believe it. The most value should be in the wins. And we're both starting guards on teams, and our team has been holding it down. We're a playoff team, so go ahead and give that Rookie of the Year to Kendrick Nunn," Nunn told Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Nunn also said that he didn't pay attention to Morant or Zion Williamson's numbers this season.
"I really wasn't watching their numbers or anything like that. I'm just watching them in the game, and see how they're playing and just trying to scout 'em, getting ready to play 'em," said Nunn.
Nunn is averaging 15.6 points and 3.4 assists on the season.
Nunn added that he knew he would be a starter for the Heat during the preseason.
"When we were getting all the rotations together and figuring out the pieces on the team, the impact that I had offensively was needed for a starting position. So my scoring ability was there, so it made sense for me to start from the start of the season."