Larry Nance Jr.
Larry Nance Jr. was a lock to make the Cavs’ Mount Rushmore. He has a famous name and is a mainstay on highlight reels thanks to his Boom-Skaka-Laka-esque dunks.
Nance is heading into restricted free agency at season’s end, and he’s the current Cav most likely to be in line for an extension.
So there’s a lot for Nance to consider, especially considering some felt he didn’t assert himself the way he needed to after coming to Cleveland via Los Angles at last season’s trade deadline.
Nance has spent time this offseason honing his offensive game, working on ball handling, playmaking and shooting. If he can add a jumper and be a threat to make some shots, his stock will go through the roof.
Nance only averaged 20.8 minutes per game after coming over from the Lakers last season, which is about what he averaged in LA.
As a big part of the Cavs’ future, it make a lot of sense for Nance to start, and let him play as many minutes as possible.
But with Tristan Thompson on the roster, it’s unclear as to who Lue will employ in the starting lineup.
Not sure how the Cavs can go with Thompson, who does one thing really well: Offensive rebound. Nance meanwhile, can rebound and promises to be more of an offensive threat.