Lakers report card: Kendrick Nunn

Kendrick Nunn tries to get past a guard during a Lakers game.
Lakers guard Kendrick Nunn is defended by Suns guard Chris Paul during a preseason game in October.
(Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press)

Over the next week The Times will conduct exit evaluations of the Lakers’ roster, player by player. Today’s group includes a look at guard Kendrick Nunn’s key stats, contract status, preseason expectations, current reality and what the future holds.

Key stats: 0 — he didn’t play in any games this season.

Contract status: Player option for $5.2 million.

The expectation on Oct. 19: The Lakers viewed Nunn as a key role player off the bench, capable of scoring and providing good defense.

The reality on April 10: He missed the entire season because of a bone bruise in his right knee.

The future: Coming off a lost season, expect Nunn to opt in to his deal and play an important role for the Lakers, who need him to provide two-way support as he did during Miami’s run to the NBA Finals in 2020.

On the same day that LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, GM Rob Pelinka and others address the media, the Lakers fire coach Frank Vogel. Read more here.

April 11, 2022