For Training Camp Invitee Kendrick Nunn, Opportunity With Warriors a ‘second Lease on Life'

Who is Kendrick Nunn, you ask?

He was a Top 100 recruit in the Class of 2013 and played his first three seasons at Illinois (he averaged 15.5 points and 1.5 steals as a junior).

In May 2016, he was arrested following a domestic violence incident and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge. As a result, he was dismissed from the team.

He ended up at Oakland University and sat out the 2016-17 season. In 2017-18, he averaged 25.9 points, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals, while shooting over 39 percent from deep.

He will play for the Warriors this summer and received a training camp invite.

On Monday, Golden State assistant GM Larry Harris was a guest on KNBR 680 and shared his insight on the 22-year old lefty:

"A prolific scorer in college, especially this last year at Oakland. Came in for a draft workout, was good in the draft workout ... we had a chance to sit down with him, interview him, get to know him better, get to know his situation to see where the kid was now.

"He answered all the questions that we wanted to hear -- some discretions he's dealt with -- he answered those. I think it's a second lease on life for him.

"He has no conscience offensively. He can score it from anywhere, believes in himself. He's strong, he's got an ability to score from 3, he's got a pull-up game, he can get to the basket. So we're interested in him.

"And in doing so, we've given him a small guarantee. He'll come to camp in September and get a chance to see if he can make our team. Or if he ends up in the G League -- that's another option for him."

Nunn and his teammates have games in Sacramento on July 2, 3 and 5; followed by games in Las Vegas on July 6, 8 and 9 (and then the tournament starts on July 11).

He racked up 32 points and 7 assists vs Michigan State last season.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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