Newcomer Leonard scores 24 as Raptors beat Cavaliers 116-104

Newcomer Leonard scores 24 as Raptors beat Cavaliers 116-104

Newcomer Leonard scores 24 as Raptors beat Cavaliers 116-104

The son of Cavaliers legend Larry Nance Sr. and a Revere High graduate, Nance and the Cavs agreed Monday on a four-year contract extension that will pay him $44.8 million.

Nance averaged 8.9 points and seven rebounds in 24 games for the Cavaliers last season. In 192 career National Basketball Association games, including 55 starts, Nance is averaging 7.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists.

"I think the thing with Cleveland is they're going to come in with an edge because James isn't there and they want to prove to the world that they can play a little bit without him", Nurse said.

"Whitest thing I could've said", Kevin Love told The Athletic after Wednesday's game. With the move, the Cavs get to hold on to a young, athletic big, and Nance should finally see a boost in minutes from the low 20s he's averaged in his first three years in the league. "Surreal doesn't even cut it". I grew up in this building watching my dad play.

The Akron, Ohio native was originally selected by the Lakers with the 27th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft after playing four years collegiately at the University of Wyoming.

In post-game interviews, the key cogs on this Cleveland roster impressed me with their mindset following a loss.

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But they could go head-to-head in a series of games if the Los Angeles Lakers and Cavaliers reach the playoffs. "There's no place I would rather be".

It's quite possible that if Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue didn't make the move to go small in the fourth quarter after Valanciunas was re-inserted, Ibaka would have played about 22 minutes to the Lithuanian's 25.

Nance was due to be a restricted free agent at the end of the upcoming season, during which he will make $2.27 million.

Jordan Clarkson and George Hill each scored 15 points and Rodney Hood had 12 for the Cavaliers, who trailed by as many as 20.

Both Nance Jr and Redknapp have followed in the footsteps of their fathers in their respective sports, with the pair going on to discuss how much of an influence this has had on their careers.

When Osman was asked by play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod if he was pleased with his own performance, Osman responded by saying "I mean, I'm not because we lost" (h/t the Cavs' Official Website).

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