|2015 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 27th overall by L.A. Lakers.|
|10th July, 2015||NBA||Signed four year, $5,895,311 rookie scale contract with L.A. Lakers. Included team options for 2017/18 and 2018/19.|
|25th October, 2016||NBA||L.A. Lakers exercised 2017/18 team option.|
|2011 - 2015||Wyoming (NCAA)|
|July 2015 - present||L.A. Lakers (NBA)|
December 7, 2017
Since returning from injury, Nance has barely missed a beat. In his three games hence, he has averaged 31.7 fantasy points. This coming despite going scoreless entirely in one game; the 5 assists, rebounds, 4 steals and a block he returned in that game still gave him a 27.3 fantasy point performance.
Therein lies the value of Nance – he always does something, and normally the higher value stuff. And if ever he can have a blocks-and-steals heavy night at the same time he scores 20 points, he could return a massive fantasy point haul.
November 29, 2017
Nance is back from his hand injury and hit the ground straight away in his return. He scored 9 points to go along with 8 rebounds, 4 steals and a block, all of which combined for a strong 33.6 fantasy point night. Nance’s scrappy, opportunistic, defence-first game lends itself well to fantasy value picking and the consistency it seeks to capitalise on – he always does something, and often it is the higher-value stuff.
October 31, 2017
The ever-improving Nance always has energy and athleticism to give, and always yields some form of result for it.
Although he scored only 5 points in his last outing, his 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block made for yet another strong fantasy night overall – with his running mate at forward Kyle Kuzma likely to play but hobbled tonight, Nance might get another big run out, and will produce a good amount of fantasy points like he always does.
October 27, 2017
Whereas Kuzma and others want to score, Nance does the rest, averaging 7.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. While he is not getting many touches or designed plays with which to do it, he is getting his own as well, recording a 13.0 point per game average on the season thus far. Nance has started every game of the season thus far and has thrived in the role; there is therefore no reason to believe he will lose it, thus making him a cheap and productive starter.
June 29, 2017
Larry Nance Jr
SF/PF, 6’9, 230lbs, 24 years old, 2 years of experience
Nance is already a good role player. He is athletic, knows what to do with it, and knows what not to force with it. He cuts and runs to the basket, tries to dunk everything, often manages it, goes to the glass, and defends the power forward spot well with his size and speed combination, able to switch onto certain threes and fives at times. The mid-range jump shot has also improved (43.5% from 16-24 feet this season), and the three-point shot is likely to follow. Nance rotates well, plays hard, and should not go anywhere any time soon. The core the team wants will need players like this around it.
Player Plan: Two years of rookie scale salary remaining. Keep and establish extension credentials next year - should he enter restricted free agency instead, his cap hold will be comparatively small.