Published: Fri, October 19, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Ditched by LeBron, Cavaliers need love, Basketball News & Top Stories

Ditched by LeBron, Cavaliers need love, Basketball News & Top Stories

Once the agreement was secured, Nance signed his contract in front of Cavaliers employees on the indoor practice court in Quicken Loans Arena.

Nance's dad, Larry Sr., was an All-Star with the Cavs from 1987-94 and the first victor of the All-Star dunk contest in 1984.

The Cavaliers no longer have LeBron James, who is with the Los Angeles Lakers. "Surreal doesn't even cut it". But now that they have a veteran group, a veteran starting five with Danny Green, Kawhi and obviously Serge (Ibaka) and now the young guy, (Pascal) Siakam, and OG Anunoby coming off the bench, I mean, those guys are lethal when they get up and down.

"But as a basketball junkie, I'm just really curious to see how this all plays out".

Nance averaged 8.9 points and seven rebounds in 24 games for the Cavaliers last season.

"I'm a guy that when there's something rolling out there, the predetermined rotations might go right in the garbage can", Nurse told TSN. The first year of his contract is expected to be worth $12.7 million.

Nance Jr., whose high school district encompassed Richfield Township, was chosen by the Lakers with the 27th pick in 2015 out of the University of Wyoming, but was dealt to the Cavs along with Jordan Clarkson at the February trade deadline. "There's no place I would rather be".

The Cavaliers will launch their bid to reach their fifth straight NBA Finals in the team's opening game on Wednesday at Toronto.

The play might be spotty at times - in fact, it's nearly assured that there will be gruesome stretches given the time of year - but there are intriguing matchups all over the floor and any intelligence that can be gathered Friday might come in handy in May.

There's only so much you can learn about a team during pre-season action especially with a new head coach trying to get players acclimated to his system and get an idea of his ideal lineup.

"I would say good luck with that".

Nurse's willingness to point out what might not have been done last season is noteworthy, and while he may have been champing at the bit to make those changes a year ago, he has full authority to do so now. Obviously we are not where we need to be but I don't think anyone expects that right off the bat.

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