Cavaliers agree with F Nance on 4-year, $44.8 million deal
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 16, 2018 07:36 AM
CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 3: Larry Nance Jr. #22 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against the Denver Nuggets on March 3, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
By Tom Withers, Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) — Forward Larry Nance Jr. and the Cavaliers have agreed to a $44.8 million, four-year contract extension.
The sides had until 6 p.m. on Monday (Tuesday morning, PHL time) to work out terms for the deal or Nance would have become an unrestricted free agent in 2019.
The 25-year-old Nance joined the Cavs midway through last season after he was acquired in a trade — along with guard Jordan Clarkson — from the Los Angeles Lakers. He helped Cleveland reach its fourth straight NBA Finals and the Cavs view him as one of their core players as they rebuild without superstar LeBron James.
Nance averaged 8.9 points and 7.0 rebounds in 24 games last season. He’s expected to share starting duties this season with Tristan Thompson as coach Tyronn Lue plans to match up with the other team’s big men.
Nance is following in the footsteps of his father, Larry Sr., who was an All-Star with the Cavs from 1987-94.