Cavs: Larry Nance Jr. signs four-year contract extension worth $44.8 miliion

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The son of Cavs legend Larry Nance, the younger Nance is now the lone Akron native on the team following the departure of LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Perhaps knowing that he should have been more decisive on the first opportunity, he called for a screen from Pascal Siakam and got himself an advantageous switch on Kevin Love. Leonard had a few possessions where it looked as though he was going to his pet moves to get himself going, but the shot wouldn't fall.

But this experience will be vastly different from his first go-around as a team leader with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who failed to make the playoffs in Love's first six National Basketball Association seasons. Canadian Tristan Thompson grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds.

"We have to do it by committee", Lue said.

"The Cavs wanted to get this done", Pluto said. For us, we're a play-off team. "We've got to play with pace".

James could probably be forgiven for taking his talents to Hollywood. Sure, they saw their very good season go down the tubes in a 4-0 second-round playoff loss to Cleveland, and management was so upset about it that it let go Coach of the Year Dwane Casey and took a chance on Leonard, who can opt out of his contract and be a free agent next summer.

Not only that, but it did it against one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. But the Warriors proved too good, sweeping them in four games.




Love is now the face of the franchise while first-round draft pick Collin Sexton hopes to throw his hat into the ring for Rookie-of-the-Year consideration. He averaged 8.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.8 blocked shots in 24 games with his new club, usually filling a reserve role as the Cavaliers advanced to the NBA Finals.

Larry Nance Jr. and the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed on a four-year extension that will pay the forward $44.8 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

"I felt good", Leonard said.

Green took centre-court for the traditional regular-season address, telling the crowd "I feel a warm welcome when I step in here". "You know how he talks".

"I think if I had a choice I'd probably like a couple more weeks here, right?"

Nance, however, could miss the season opener Wednesday in Toronto due to a sprained right ankle.

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