Jazz, Warriors Eye James Nunnally

Former Hawks and Sixers small forward James Nunnally will work out for the Warriors and Jazz, tweets Shams Charania of RealGM. The 23-year-old who received four NBA 10-day contracts this past season has been playing for Cangrejeros de Santurce of the Puerto Rican league, and he’ll be leaving the club to audition for Golden State and Utah, according to Charania. Many of the free agents receiving NBA auditions at this point in the year are striving just to make summer league rosters, but Nunnally was one of the most sought-after training camp invitees last fall before winding up with the Suns, who carried him through the preseason.

Nunnally averaged 3.4 points in 12.7 minutes per game in 13 contests with Atlanta and Philly this past season, though he spent much of the year in the D-League, where he put up 18.1 PPG in 33.6 MPG to go along with 41.3% shooting from behind the arc. The performance earned him a trip to the D-League All-Star Game, and he’s put up remarkably similar numbers in Puerto Rico, notching 18.2 PPG in 31.4 MPG with 41.2% three-point shooting.

Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey typically casts a wide net, and he’ll also audition former Kings small forward Tyler Honeycutt. The Warriors have already had a busy offseason featuring a high-profile coaching search, and Steve Kerr, who emerged with the job, remains tied up with his broadcasting duties for TNT. Still, GM Bob Myers and company seem to remain engaged with the hunt for free agent talent, a need exacerbated by the team’s lack of draft picks in either the first or second round next month.

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