Nance Jr., Cavs agree to four-year contract extension


Nance's extension gives Cleveland some flexibility in later years, descending annually from $12.7 million to $11.7 million to $10.6 million to $9.6 million in 2022-23, sources say, in a deal structured similarly to Kevin Love's contract.

"I think we saw some spurts of some pretty good play but it wasn't the prettiest painted picture", Nurse said.

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.

Kawhi Leonard had 24 points on 22 shooting possessions in his regular season debut with the Toronto Raptors.

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.

Arriving in Cleveland at the behest of James, Love played on four finals teams in four years - including the 2016 squad that brought the first championship to Cleveland in 52 years - while watching one of the greatest motivators in team sports lead by example. "We've still got to clean up some things". "He just said that and has a amusing way of bringing people in and making them more comfortable".

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Larry Nance remaining with the Cavaliers. Whether that is directed at the opposing team or used as motivation to take control of the offense will depend on the night, but it's certain that Love needs to step up in a major way for a team that is in the midst of a transitional period.

"That rhythm wasn't there tonight", Love said. "We're going to have to go after every loose ball that we can, we're going to have to be the team that dives on the floor". "To continue playing basketball for a franchise I grew up with and watched as my father starred here is truly a blessing".

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. "I wish I could have stayed more because it's such a happy and carefree and joyous occasion being there at school".

"I haven't come up with the word for it yet", Nance said.

It's good to see the Cleveland Cavaliers' key pieces shouldering blame when things go south.