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Larry Nance | Center/Forward | #22

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/1/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 230
College: Wyoming
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 1 (27) / LAK
Contract: view contract details

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Larry Nance made his season debut on Sunday and hit 3-of-6 shots for nine points, four rebounds and four assists in 17 minutes.
Nance missed the start of the season with an ankle injury, but should be good to go now. He could cut into the value of Tristan Thompson (11 points, 9 rebounds) somewhat, while Ty Lue plans on mixing and matching his starting centers based on matchups. Nance isn't a must-own player, but should be picked up as soon as he starts stringing good games together. Oct 21 - 8:53 PM

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Tristan Thompson hauled in a game-high 13 rebounds in 27 minutes as a starter on Wednesday, adding three points and one assist.

Context is everything, and the Cavs were playing without Larry Nance (ankle) tonight. Thompson also turned it over four times tonight and even in a best-case scenario he's just a low-end fantasy center. There are higher-upside guys on your waiver wire.
Oct 17 - 11:57 PM

Tristan Thompson will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's season opener against the Raptors.

Larry Nance (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game, so Thompson could see quality minutes in a favorable matchup for him. However, his minutes will likely be in the lower-20s on most nights, and he'll be moving in and out of the starting five based on the matchup, so he can only be viewed as a low-end big to own in deep leagues.
Oct 16 - 5:16 PM

Tristan Thompson said the Cavaliers "want to play fast" and that coach Ty Lue has empowered his big men to spark transition opportunities.

Thompson said that Lue "trusts" his big men to push the ball after defensive rebounds, specifically citing himself, Larry Nance and Kevin Love. The Cavs' center spot is expected to rotate between Nance and Thompson based upon matchups, and Nance is by far the more appealing fantasy option in this timeshare.
Oct 4 - 3:40 PM

Tristan Thompson got the surprise start in Sunday's Game 7 win vs. the Pacers, finishing with 15 points, 10 rebounds, a steal, and a block in 35 huge minutes.

TT had played just 24 minutes in the series altogether before Sunday's affair, so to say he was a difference-maker would be an understatement. It's clear that the Cavs are going to need to play Thompson more moving forward—especially with the size the Raptors present on their frontline—and it's fair to wonder why Thompson wasn't a bigger part of the Round 1 gameplan given his obvious impact when it mattered most. Needless to say, we wouldn't be surprised to see Thompson stick in the first five for Tuesday's Game 1 in Toronto.
Apr 29 - 4:05 PM

Kevin Love jammed his left thumb during the fourth quarter of Game 2, finishing with 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting, two 3-pointers and eight rebounds in 34 minutes.

Despite being forced to the bench down the stretch of a close game, coach Ty Lue said afterward, "[Love] is good." He broke his left hand earlier in the season but this injury was unrelated, as his thumb twisted awkwardly when hit by a pass from Victor Oladipo. We'll add him to the injury report for Friday's Game 3 but it sounds like he'll be ready to roll. If he is forced to miss time, Larry Nance and Jeff Green will be forced to step up and Tristan Thompson could reemerge in the rotation.
Apr 18 - 9:55 PM

Jeff Green was nowhere to be found in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Pacers, finishing with no points on 0-of-7 shooting.

We have to think that the Cavs will give serious consideration to swapping Green with Larry Nance Jr ahead of Game 2, but it's clear Cleveland is in for a series regardless of what they decide with their lineup permutations. No matter what role Green plays, he's not worth relying on in fantasy leagues going forward.
Apr 15 - 6:21 PM

Cedi Osman will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Knicks.

Joining him in the starting five will be George Hill, LeBron James, Jeff Green and Larry Nance Jr. This game could turn into a blowout real quick, and head coach Tyronn Lue already suggested he'll be monitoring LBJ's minutes, so Osman could see some heavy run tonight.
Apr 11 - 7:57 PM

Kevin Love (illness) missed shootaround and is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Toronto.

The Cavs-Raps game tips off at 7:00 pm EST, so we should have an update on Love's status at approximately 5:30 pm when Cavs' interim coach Larry Drew addresses the media pregame. If Love is unable to play, Larry Nance, Jeff Green and Tristan Thompson would likely divvy up extended minutes. Nance is the most attractive fantasy option amongst those three.
Apr 3 - 11:04 AM

Jose Calderon will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, with George Hill (ankle) unavailable.

Calderon will be joined by Rodney Hood, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Larry Nance, but Calderon getting the start doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops. Through 30 games as a starter this year, Calderon owns averages of 5.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.1 triples per contest.
Apr 1 - 4:43 PM

Kevin Love (concussion) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. New Orleans.

Love was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol on Wednesday, so it would be very surprising if he was cleared to play Friday night. We should have an update following the Cavs' shootaround this afternoon. Tristan Thompson started for the Cavs on Wednesday, but finished with just two points and three rebounds in 16 minutes. Larry Nance had four points, nine rebounds, and four steals in 20 minutes off the bench.
Mar 30 - 9:33 AM

Jeff Green (illness) will be back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

This likely means that Larry Nance will be returning to the second unit, but he should still see quality minutes as the Heat are expected to feature a lot of small ball lineups with both Bam Adebayo (ankle) and Hassan Whiteside (hip) unavailable. Green isn't worth using in most leagues, regardless of how he enters the game.
Mar 27 - 6:48 PM

Kevin Love (hand) will play Monday against the Bucks.

Love will start at center tonight, which will likely bump Ante Zizic back to the second unit, and while he will have a minutes limit he absolutely needs to be picked up everywhere. Considering Love was only dealing with a hand injury, his conditioning should be okay, so he should be back fully up to speed within just a few games. His return to the court hurt's Larry Nance's (hamstring) upside.
Mar 19 - 5:25 PM

George Hill, Kyle Korver, Rodney Hood (back), LeBron James and Jeff Green will start vs. the Trail Blazers on Thursday.

Larry Nance is out with a hamstring issue, so Jeff Green will shift over to the five with Hood getting the start at the three-spot. Hood will be on a minutes limit, so he's not the most attractive target in DFS. Ante Zizic will come off the bench, but he might see decent minutes as the only healthy big on the roster.
Mar 15 - 8:50 PM

Kevin Love (hand) said he's hopeful he'll be able to return to the court for the Cavs' home game against the Suns on March 23.

We had a report on Monday stating that Love was targeting a return in 2-3 weeks, and next Friday's game against Phoenix would put him slightly ahead of that timetable. It's worth noting that it's not a sure thing Love will be back on the 23rd, but he's close enough that he warrants a stash for those with a bye week. It could take him a handful of games to shake off the rust, but given that this was just a hand injury, it shouldn't take long for him to get his conditioning where it needs to be. Larry Nance's value could take a hit upon Love's return.
Mar 14 - 10:36 AM

Rodney Hood and Larry Nance will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Pistons.

Hood will replace Cedi Osman in the starting five, which is a lineup change head coach Tyronn Lue said he'll be going with for "a while." Nance will be starting in place of Tristan Thompson (ankle) for however long he's out, which will make it easier for him to consistently see his minutes in the mid-20s. Joining Hood and Nance in the starting five will be George Hill, J.R. Smith and LeBron James. Daily Slant: With Thompson and Green out, the Cavs have very little front-court depth which should lead to upwards of 30 minutes for Larry Nance, who is neck and neck with Terry Rozier as the top value play on the slate. Rodney Hood also picks up some appeal entering the starting lineup for Cedi Osman, as Ty Lue stated he's hoping to get Hood some extra open looks playing alongside LeBron.
Mar 5 - 5:22 PM

Tristan Thompson will miss "multiple games" with a sprained ankle, the Cavs announced on Sunday.

Thompson stepped on someone's heel during Saturday's game and although he continued to play, he experienced "significant swelling" overnight. He's a poor fantasy option even at full strength, so this should impact many 12-team lineups, but it leaves the Cavs with a glaring hole in the middle. Without Kevin Love (hand), they could start Larry Nance Jr. at center, and may even dust off Ante Zizic for some frontcourt minutes.
Mar 4 - 6:50 PM

Tristan Thompson grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds on Sunday, adding six points and one steal in 23 minutes.

Seven of Thompson's rebounds came on the offensive end, which makes it more disappointing that he finished just 3-of-7 from the field. The 26-year-old remains a decent source of FG% and rebounds, but he offers almost nothing else for fantasy -- backup Larry Nance Jr. (four points, four boards, four assists, two steals, two blocks) is more appealing in almost any format.
Feb 25 - 7:10 PM

Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. will be available to make their Cavs debut Sunday vs. Boston.

George Hill will also make his debut on Sunday, but will be part of the starting five. Hood, Clarkson and Nance will come off the bench vs. the Celtics. Coach Ty Lue will have to mix-and-match rotations over the next couple of weeks as he attempts to incorporate all these new players into the mix.
Feb 10 - 1:45 PM

Isaiah Thomas has been traded to the Lakers in the deal sending Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance to the Cavaliers.

Channing Frye is also headed to L.A. as part of the deal, along with a first-round pick from the Cavs. Josh Hart's fantasy stock dips with IT in town, and this gives the Lakers more leeway to ease back Lonzo Ball from his knee injury. Thomas is heading into unrestricted free agency and will reportedly be seeking a max deal, but L.A. reportedly hopes to retain him. The Lakers play with the fastest pace in the league, which can only help Thomas, so fantasy owners should be satisfied with his landing spot.
Feb 8 - 12:13 PM

The Lakers are sending Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance to the Cavaliers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

And we're off. The Cavs get themselves some much needed help to their backcourt, and chances are they are not done here. Clarkson isn't the best shooter, so he will likely be coming off the bench. Fantasy wise, this is not the best spot for Clarkson because he'll be losing shots to LeBron James and presumably other players, but maybe he can hold value with Isaiah Thomas off the roster.
Feb 8 - 12:07 PM

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