Cavaliers’ Larry Nance Jr. out against Lakers

CLEVELAND, OHIO - JANUARY 20: Head coach John-Blair Bickerstaff discusses a play with Larry Nance Jr. #22 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on January 20, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. is out against the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 25 due to a right wrist sprain, the team announced.

An MRI confirmed the wrist sprain.

Nance suffered the injury in the first quarter of the team’s game against the Boston Celtics on Jan. 24.

“Nance Jr. will be re-evaluated daily through treatment and rehabilitation and his status will be updated as appropriate,” according to the team.

The 28-year-old is currently leading the NBA in steals, with 2.3 per game.

Nance is also averaging 10.5 points (career-high), 6.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, while also shooting a career-best 42.1 percent from three-point on a career-high 3.6 attempts per game.

It’s unclear how much time he will miss, as the Cavaliers play next against the Detroit Pistons on Jan. 27.