CLEVELAND -- After being acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers just before the NBA's trade deadline, Larry Nance Jr. won't play his first home game with the Cleveland Cavaliers until Thursday.
But when the high-flying forward throws down his first slam in front of his hometown fans, it won't be his first time having done so in Quicken Loans Arena.
The son of Cavs great Larry Nance, Nance Jr, has spent plenty of time in downtown Cleveland in the past. And upon being traded to his new team, the younger Nance's fiance took to Instagram to share some photos of his history around the team, including this one of him dunking at what was then Gund Arena -- with an assist from dad.
Nance Jr. uses the same photo as his Twitter avatar.
A product of Akron's Revere High School, Nance Jr. is expected to make his Cavs debut on Sunday when his new team heads to Boston to face the Celtics. In his third season in the NBA, the 6-foot-8 forward is averaging 8.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in 22 minutes per game.
Cleveland acquired Nance Jr. -- and guard Jordan Clarkson -- from the Lakers on Thursday, in a deal that sent Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a 2018 first-round pick to Los Angeles. Later this month, Nance Jr. will take part in the slam dunk contest at NBA All-Star Weekend -- which given how young he was when he first began rocking rims -- shouldn't come as much of a surprise.