Larry Nance Jr. agrees to four-year deal with Cavaliers: ‘I’m a Cleveland guy at heart’
CLEVELAND– Larry Nance Jr. is staying with his hometown team.
The 25-year-old power forward agreed to a four-year, $45 million extension with the Cavaliers, Yahoo! Sports first reported on Monday.
Nance made it official and said, “I’m one of you guys, I really am. I’m a Cleveland guy at heart.”
Cleveland acquired Nance in a deadline trade last year that sent Channing Frye and Isaiah Thomas to the Lakers. Frye rejoined the Cavs this off-season.
Nance was born in Akron, attended Revere High School in Richfield and is the son of Cavaliers legend Larry Nance Sr.
The older Nance was a three-time NBA All-Star, who spent 1987 through 1994 with the Cavaliers. His No. 22 jersey was retired in 1995.
The Cavs and the NBA opted to left the younger Nance wear dad’s number, fulfilling the family’s dream.