Nance Jr., Cavs have mutual interest in extension

Cavaliers big man Larry Nance Jr. is hoping to replace the injured Tristan Thompson with some scrappy interior play of his own.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. is eligible for a contract extension this summer and the high-flyer and the franchise have mutual interest in getting a deal done, according to a report from

Nance Jr. is entering the final year of his rookie contract and currently slated to make $2.3 million in 2018-19.

While the Cavs have expressed to Nance Jr. that they view him as a foundational piece, they will wait to see what happens with LeBron James first before opening dialogue with him, per the report.

Cleveland acquired Nance Jr. from the Los Angeles Lakers at the February trade deadline in the Isaiah Thomas deal. The 25-year-old appeared in 24 regular-season games with the Cavs, averaging 8.9 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 55.0 percent from the field.

During the Cavs’ postseason run, Nance Jr. played in 20 contests and posted 4.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in roughly 16 minutes per game.

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  1. CAVS FIRE TY LUE…. that’s the headline I want to see next!

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