Larry Nance Jr. is expected to make his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ starting lineup on Friday in the game against the New Orleans Pelicans, per Chris Fedor of cleveland.com.
Nance injured his finger during the Cavaliers’ loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 6 and has not played since then. Prior to his injury, the high-flying forward had been averaging 9.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
The Cavaliers won some momentum before the All-Star Break as J.B. Bickerstaff’s squad was victorious in the last four games of the first part of the season.
Nance Jr. will offer a huge boost on the defensive end and the versatility of the team in the forward position as he’s able to guard both perimeter oriented players and of course bigs.
During his time away from the court, he has been rumored to be a trade target for several teams around the league. Cleveland has a 14-22 record for the first part of the 2020/21 season campaign.