Lakers' Larry Nance: Produces double-double in 32 minutes
Nance (thumb) contributed 12 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 10 rebounds and three assists across 32 minutes in Sunday's 109-94 win over the Hawks.
Nance had been probable heading into the contest with a sprained thumb, but showed no ill effects as coach Luke Walton leaned heavily on him, handing the second-year forward his largest workload of the season. With Julius Randle (hip) sidelined for a third straight game, Nance was able to claim most of the available minutes at power forward, but he could see his playing time closer to the 20-to-25-minute range in the Lakers' next game Tuesday against the Pelicans, as the team remains hopeful that Randle might be back for that contest. Still, with strong across-the-board averages of 7.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 21.8 minutes per game while shooting 60.2 percent from the field on the season, Nance makes for a quality bench option in deeper formats.