The Cleveland Cavaliers just gave Kevin Love a multi-year contract extension, and now it appears that Larry Nance Jr will be next up to the plate. Last season, at the NBA trade deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers traded Nance Jr. to the Cleveland Cavaliers mid-season.
In 2019, Nance Jr. will become a free agent, knowing so, the Cavs want to lock him down for the long-haul. Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported this week that the Cavs will “work hard” to extend the 25-year-old big man before he becomes a free agent next summer, adding that they “love” him.
Nance Jr, now 25 years of age, made 24 appearances with the Cavs during their 2017-18 regular season campaign (10 starts), averaging 8.9 points on 55.0 percent shooting from the field, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.2 steals, and just under one block (0.8) in 20.8 minutes per outing.
Exactly how much the Cavs will offer Nance remains unclear, but it sounds like both sides are interested.