James Nunnally on his performance in Fenerbahce: “My role was to knock down the open shots”

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2017 EuroLeague champion James Nunnally joined the Minnesota Timberwolves during the off-season and spoke with the team’s official website about his presence in Fenerbahce as well as his role in the Wolves.

Here is what the American forward said:

On him being a three-point specialist and a decent defender (3-and-D): “I don’t think I’ve played like that throughout my whole career, but the last two years, I was on a pretty big team in Europe and that was my role on that team to guard the best players and basically knock down the open shots. Get open, create space and knock down shots. I feel like I can definitely help in that aspect.”

On whether he had a discussion with Minnesota’s head coach, Tom Thibodeau, regarding his role in the squad: “Yeah, we had a little chat. I know what my role is going to be. It’s going to be 3-and-D and just try to be a spark anywhere I can be and do something that’s not being done.”