Robert Horry, who won three out of his seven NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, shared his thoughts on two newcomers of his former team — Kendrick Nunn and Malik Monk.
He was impressed with the ball handling abilities of Kendrick Nunn following his preseason debut with the Lakers. “Nunn came out and he showed that he has ball handling skills,” Horry said on Spectrum SportsNet.
“That was one of the things that I was a little bit worried about — how is his handle? He handles the rock very well. He can shoot the three. I love left-handed players. There’s something special.”
Nunn started for the Lakers in their preseason loss to the Nets. He played 24 minutes and finished the game with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assists. The top scorer for the Lakers was another newcomer Malik Monk, who had 15 minutes in 22 minutes of play coming off the bench. The 23-year-old shooting guard impressed Lakers legend as well.
“Malik Monk. We don’t get a chance to watch him being on the East coast as much. He came off and he played very well,” said Horry. “He shot the three ball extremely well. But what I like best is he played under control. Nothing rattled him. He came down did a little razzle-dazzle with the rock but he was able to come off those double screens, knock down mid-range and three-point shots. I’m impressed.”