Nance (ankle) participated in Tuesday's practice, but his status remains uncertain for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Raptors, Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders reports.
Nance sprained his right ankle late last week, but appears to be ramping up his activity ahead of Wednesday's opener. He apparently looked good at Tuesday's practice and as long as there isn't increased discomfort following his recent uptick in activity, it seems as if the big man has a good shot at getting on the floor for the opener. That said, look out for another update following Wednesday's morning shootaround. If Nance were to sit out, coach Ty Lue said Ante Zizic would likely get minutes in the regular rotation. Nance recently signed a four-year, $45 million extension with the Cavaliers.
Nance (ankle) signed a four-year, $45 million extension with the Cavaliers on Monday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Nance joined the Cavaliers at the trade deadline last season, and following some impressive showings in the second half of the season and playoffs, the 25-year-old has solidified his second NBA contract. Nance is expected to serve as the first backcourt player to come off the bench for the Cavaliers this season, and while his offensive game is still somewhat limited, he's shown plenty of promise with his versatility on defense. Nance, however, is currently questionable to play in Wednesday's season opener in Toronto due to a right ankle sprain.
Nance (ankle) did not practice Monday, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Nance suffered a sprained right ankle during Thursday's preseason game, and the Cavs will wait until Tuesday to update his status for Wednesday's regular-season opener. At this point, the big man is essentially 50/50 to play, and if he's held out, Tristan Thompson would be set for a larger role.
Nance sprained his right ankle during Thursday's practice, Spencer Davies of BBall Insiders reports.
It's unknown if Nance will be forced to miss any time, but his status for Cleveland's season opener Wednesday in Toronto is certainly up in the air. More updates on his ankle should emerge as Wednesday approaches.
Nance will rest during Friday's preseason finale against the Pistons, Spencer Davies of Fox Sports Ohio reports.
It appears coach Ty Lue wants to keep Nance fresh for the regular-season opener. Nance has appeared in three preseason games, averaging 7.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 18.8 minutes.
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