Every June, sixty young people from all over the world are chosen in the NBA Draft . A priori might seem many, but when making the jump to the league very few manage to have some regularity. Being a Top-5, a Top-10 or a Top-15 only assures you a better contract, but to make a career in the NBA you have to have something that sometimes is not in the predictions made weeks before the election, something that very few scouting departments are able to discover. One virtue, or several, that eventually end up adapting perfectly to one of the thirty teams in the league. And for this you have to cross the stars, that the player shows it at the right time and that a franchise is able to see it.
That's what happened to Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson . And, therefore, to the Miami Heat .
Nunn , base, 24 years. He played three seasons at the University, presented himself for the 2018 Draft and was not selected. After passing through the NBA development league (NBA G League), the Warriors discarded him after several workouts and the Heat gave him the opportunity. The result: It averages 15 points, three assists and two rebounds and has been chosen as the Best Rookie in the Eastern Conference in November.
In his last meeting against the Atlanta Hawks, Nunn achieved the maximum score of his NBA career: 36 points .
Robinson , forward, 25 years. Three years at the University of Michigan , he submitted to the 2018 Draft and was not selected. The Heat gave him the opportunity by making a hole in his affiliated team in the development league , the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Last season he already managed to play 15 games with Miami, although in only one of them he managed to reach 15 points (in the last of the course). The Florida franchise made him a contract as a team player and this season, with more minutes, is exploding.
He has played as holder 19 of the 24 meetings of the Heat, averages more than ten points per night and in his last appearance, this past dawn against the Atlanta Hawks, he achieved, like Nunn, the maximum score of his career in the NBA: 34 points He also added ten triples, historical record of a franchise in which he has played, for example, Ray Allen himself.
The 70 points that Nunn (36) and Robinson (34) have scored are the greatest combination of so many achieved by two players who were not chosen in the NBA draft.
And Miami's record night doesn't stop there. Two other players on the team, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo , became the first Heat teammates to get a triple-double in the same game. 20 points, 18 rebounds and ten assists for the escort and 30 points, eleven rebounds and eleven assists for the pivot.
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