Larry Nance, Cavs reach 4-year, $45 million extension

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The Cavaliers will open the regular season Wednesday against the Raptors.

What applies on opening night won't necessarily carry over into Friday against Boston or January against San Antonio's two bigs, or against LeBron James at the five.

"That's a very special way, especially in the offseason, because you don't have much time to use to your advantage and better your team", he says, pointing to the Cavs' pre-season training in Miami as his time to bond with younger players.

Cavaliers great Larry Nance Sr. has his number retired in the rafters of Quicken Loans Arena.

This week, the Cavaliers commited long-term to Nance Jr.by agreeing to a four-year contract extension worth $44.8 million. Like Phil Jackson not calling a timeout when his team's struggling and daring them to embrace a hostile atmosphere or fight through their struggles, you've got to take the training wheels off and be willing to watch your kid take a fall here and there till they get it right.

The team is drastically different without LeBron.

Larrydn22 has signed a four-year contract extension.

According to Pluto, unlike LeBron James, Nance Jr. wasn't seen as a potential National Basketball Association player straight out of high school.

Hit the video above for Nance Jr's insightful chat with Redknapp.

Just the year before as a sophomore he was playing for Revere's junior varsity team.

"Losing the best player in the world, we're going to have a fresh start", the forward said.

The Los Angeles Lakers originally selected Nance out of Wyoming with the 27th pick in the 2015 draft. He continued to earn playing time off the bench until he was eventually traded to the Cavs in February.

"I think the thing with Cleveland is they're going to come in with an edge because James isn't there and they want to prove to the world that they can play a little bit without him", Nurse said.

"Let's see how the Cavaliers are this year", he said. "I'm happy we came out and got a win".

"I felt good", Leonard said.

"I think that's something that is part of leadership as well", Love reflects, "trying to find players that fit with your culture, someone who is going to be a really key addition to who we already have, and who we want to build with".

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