CLEVELAND -- Larry Nance Jr. is no stranger to Quicken Loans Arena. After all, he wasn't even yet a teenager when he threw down his first dunk (well, kind of) at what was then known as Gund Arena.
But on Thursday night, the son of Cleveland Cavaliers great Larry Nance will finally suit up for the home team. Two weeks after being acquired by the Cavs from the Los Angeles Lakers at the NBA trade deadline, Nance Jr. will make his Cleveland debut when his new team hosts the Washington Wizards in its first game back after the NBA All-Star break.
Hours before making his home debut, the high-flying forward could be found on the main court at Quicken Loans Arena, practicing a variety of shots -- including some dunks -- in front of his new home fans.
As one might expect, it hasn't taken long for the younger Nance to become a fan favorite in Cleveland. In addition to being born into Cavs royalty, the Akron Revere product has already had a positive impact on the court, with Cleveland laying claim to a 2-0 record since acquiring him and Jordan Clarkson from the Lakers in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a first-round pick two weeks ago.
WIth the Cavs riding a four-game winning streak, expect an electric atmosphere at The Q on Thursday night. In addition to Nance Jr. and Clarkson, newly acquired George Hill and Rodney Hood will also each be making their home debuts in Cleveland against the Wizards.
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