Trade Larry Nance Jr traded to Portland

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  1. Fairly-Hard

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    I guess they figure Dame won't be learning how to throw that lob pass.
    Just kidding.

    A back up big that isn't really very big. Portland has some size issues for sure. I also wonder if we can see more than 40 games out of him? He has not played a full season ever in his career.
    I'm happy with the swap for DJJ more because i just feel Jones was a terrible fit. I don't see the Blazers needing a late first round pick. They need veteran players now not rookies.

    Overall this looks like a decent move to me. Not groundbreaking but it does improve the team while not hurting them financially. CJ is not going anywhere for all you CJ haters out there.
    Nance brings in more defensive ability for the bench that sorely needed it.
     
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    I do not! err.... I mean maybe he does maybe he doesn't?
     
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    Man? This guy sure does stay in the negative. Damian Lillard has said he is not leaving PDX. "It's complicated"
     
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    Takes some luck to win the championship.
     
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    Usually starts 3-7 games into the season. Always begins with- "I know it's a small sample size BUT........"
    Of course the Blazers have the toughest first 20 games of the entire league but never mind that.
     
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    Cuz we are lame
     
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    I thought maybe that H3P guy posted it and I couldn't see it because he's on everyone's ignore list.
     
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    Did this fly over my head? Which is impossible! My reflexes are simply too quick! I would have reached up and grabbed it out of the air!

    so what gives?
     
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    Here is some perspective and additional info from a Cleveland journalist:
    "It’s incredibly risky. When healthy, Nance lifts Cleveland’s floor. He’s one of their most productive players -- a multi-positional plus-defender with an improving shooting stroke. He’s better equipped to help the Cavs win in the short term.
    Nance, a team leader and culture piece on a bargain contract, was one of their few reliable veterans. Acquired midway through the 2017-18 season from Los Angeles, he quickly ingratiated himself to the organization, fan base and community. His meaning -- on and off the court -- can’t be undersold and it goes beyond the emotional aspect. It’s why so many suitors pestered general manager Koby Altman for the last year-plus about a trade, with the Cavs rebuffing many of those offers, including one at the trade deadline that had multiple late first-rounders.
    But everything changed on July 29. The Cavs drafted Evan Mobley with the No. 3 pick. Mobley, the most important player in Cleveland’s potential renaissance, is likely to start at power forward this season and the organization is deeply committed to his on-court development. Not only does he bring many of Nance’s best traits but it creates a logjam in the frontcourt."
    https://www.cleveland.com/cavs/2021...nce-jr-lauri-markkanen-trade-chris-fedor.html
     
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    Amazing post, thanks.
     
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    Here is from another Cleveland sportswriter:
    "8. That said, Nance brought much to the Cavs beyond scoring. As one NBA scout told me, “Larry is the best player in the trade. He is an elite defender. He is unselfish. Analytics loves all the little things he does on the court, and so do coaches. But Markkanen does bring very good outside shooting. Larry has battled a lot of injuries.”

    9. The biggest challenge for Nance has been staying healthy. He has missed 70 games in the last three seasons. The 2020-21 season was extremely frustrating because of various injuries, as he was out for 37 games. But his leadership will be missed. He has to be the only player in NBA history to be happy when traded from the Lakers to Cleveland.

    10. The fans in Portland will absolutely love Nance. He is everything you want in a teammate. I miss him already. As for Markkanen, let’s see if the Cavs can help him become a part of three young big men with Mobley and Allen."https://www.cleveland.com/cavs/2021...t-there-is-upside-terry-plutos-scribbles.html
     
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    Some great write ups!
     
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    I got to meet Larry Nance Jr. two years ago just prior to the end of the 18/19 season, and we had a brief, but pleasant chat. He was a genuinely nice kid with a terrific attitude who took the time to talk with an old man when he didn’t have to. The guy was very loyal to the city of Cleveland and made it clear he felt lucky to be where he was. He may have his injury issues, and he’s not as high profile as so many players, but on chemistry alone I think he’s going to be a terrific fit. We didn’t need a third “star”. We needed a Swiss Army knife and that’s what we got in Nance. Neil actually deserves a pat on the back for this one.
     
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    Let it also be known that ours and Chicago's three first-round picks aren't equivalent. They gave up #8 last year (not to mention Wendell Carter, who is still an intriguing piece).
     
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    Idog1976 Best not bring it weak.

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    that’s the concern Dude. Fuck Olshey. When can we trade a first again? This seems like the nail in the coffin of our hopes to actually compete. Horrible. We needed an All-Star caliber starter. Nance is fine in a vacuum but we are on the clock. Hopefully we cant trade CJ possibly after firing Olshey next offseason or how dies that work? This is crushing if it truly prevents a CJ trade.
     
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    Idog1976 Best not bring it weak.

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    Much like Tayne, now THIS I could get into.
     
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