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EuroLeague standout James Nunnally set to join Timberwolves

August 7, 2018

James Nunnally has agreed to a two-year contract with the Timberwolves.

The 6-7 guard has played the past two seasons for Fenerbahce (Turkey) in the EuroLeague. Fenerbahce won the Turkish League the past two seasons; his three-point field goal percentage last season was .554.

He fills a 3-and-D role befitting a player who specializes in long-distance shooting and defense.

Nunnally, 28, played four games for Atlanta and nine for Philadelphia during the 2013-14 NBA season. He was undrafted in 2012 out of UC-Santa Barbara, and was an All-Star in 2014 in the NBA D League (now G League) when he played for Bakersfield and Texas.

Yahoo! Sports was first to report the agreement. In a July feature, Nunnally talked about EuroLeague players being eyed by NBA teams.

I dont think that some of the guys theyre sending over to watch are scouting hard enough for guys who are good enough, Nunnally told Yahoo. Theyll watch a couple EuroLeague games if theyre watching somebody they want, but I dont think theyre really going in and taking a really good look, because there are a lot of guys in Europe who can play who are very good, very talented. But also there are a lot of guys who are not in the right situation to get looked at by someone, so its all about timing and where youre positioned. I dont think theres a bias at all. You just have to be in the right place at the right time, and thats all it takes.

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