The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t exactly had the most successful season after reaching the NBA Finals last year.
However, the team also hasn’t been at 100 percent with multiple members of their frontcourt being on the injured list throughout the season. On Thursday, forward Larry Nance Jr., who is currently out of the lineup with a knee injury, still believes that the Cavaliers are “primed for a good
“I think we’re primed for a good second half.”
— Spencer Davies (@SpinDavies) January 24, 2019
Nance also notes that the Cavaliers have suffered through their fair share of injuries in the team’s frontcourt this season. After all, All-Star forward Kevin Love has been dealing with a toe injury for the majority of the season and just returned to the practice floor to begin working out with the team.
It was likely that the Cavaliers were going to struggle once it was revealed that LeBron James was leaving town to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. However, the Cleveland front office made it clear how much they value Love when they signed him to a massive contract extension. Once Love does return to the court along with Nance and Tristan Thompson, the Cavaliers will have a very strong frontcourt that can tangle with anybody around the league.
It will also take a great deal of pressure off of Cleveland’s backcourt as teams will have to respect how dangerous the Cavaliers are down low.