Kendrick Nunn’s injury recovery has been slower than expected

Last summer, the Los Angeles Lakers signed young guard Kendrick Nunn for just $10.25 million over two years, and he was thought to be one of the great free agent bargains of the offseason.

Alas, he didn’t play at all in the regular season because of a bone bruise in his knee that was slow to heal.

Nunn declared himself fully recovered and healthy earlier this summer, and the team has tried to ramp up his basketball activities, but progress has been slower than expected.

Via Hoops Hype:

“He’s been around the facility shooting and working out,” Jovan Buha from The Athletic told Michael Scotto. “It’s been a slower than anticipated ramp-up. They’ve got Pat (Beverley), so he’s the best addition of the offseason, but there’s a chance Nunn is the best free agent addition they make getting him back. He’s a guy they spent the taxpayer mid-level exception on last season. He was pretty solid during his first couple of years in Miami as a combo guard. He’s someone who could develop into the sixth man for this team.”

In early August, it was reported Nunn had not yet participated in five-on-five drills.

This doesn’t necessarily mean Nunn will not be ready for the start of training camp, but it is a reason for at least a little bit of concern.

Nunn answers reports about his slower than anticipated ramp-up

Nunn took to Twitter to respond to Buha’s report about his return to basketball activities.

The good news is he has been working out and doing basketball drills, so perhaps all will be fine with him once camp starts.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire