• Kendrick Nunn is likely to play for the Los Angeles Lakers this season
  • Nunn could be packaged by the Lakers in a trade deal
  • He is unlikely to draw interest from other teams at the moment

Kendrick Nunn reportedly opted into the last year of his deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Considering he did not play a single game during the 2021-22 season, the decision appears to be a no-brainer.

With the 26-year-old unable to play last season, the chances of Nunn suiting up for a new team and getting reasonable pay were understandably low.

Hence, the coming season would be detrimental since it would more or less gauge if Nunn is worth considering by any of the other NBA teams.

Another scenario worth considering is that Nunn could also be playing in the 2022-23 season but for another team.

The Lakers are aware that they have to take in new blood if they intend to bounce back from a disappointing 2021-22 campaign.

The 2022 NBA Draft and free agency could address that, but the type of players Los Angeles is looking for may not be available from those sources.

If the Lakers want a quality player, it would have to be via trade.

Nunn is one of a few players who could be packaged in a trade.

With most of their money invested in LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook, there are only notable names who could be included in any deal.

Aside from the former Miami Heat guard, other names include Austin Reaves and Talen Horton-Tucker.

Other than those mentioned, the Lakers have barely any other assets.

Taking into consideration the situation of Nunn, his value is likely to be low at this stage.

He could end up playing for the Lakers this season where he needs to prove his worth once more.

When Nunn suited up for the Miami Heat in the 2020-21 season, He averaged 14.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 56 regular season games.

His numbers dipped in the 2020-21 playoffs, norming 10.3 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in four games.

Nunn has his work cut out for him this season as he tries to prove to the Lakers and other teams that he still has the hops to make a difference for any other team.

Kendrick Nunn #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers
Kendrick Nunn #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers Getty Images | Christian Petersen