NBA Rumors: Nance, Cavaliers, Simmons, Magic, Moore

Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. celebrates a made shot during a game against the Bulls.

The Trail Blazers recently landed Larry Nance Jr. in an effort to push deeper into the playoffs next season, and the 6-foot-7 forward believes he’s a piece that can do just that.

“It’s a team I’ve been rooting for in the playoffs for a while now, just feel like it’s impossible to root against a guy like Dame and CJ (Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum), seems like they have great guys on the roster,” Nance said. “I felt it was an opportunity where I really have a chance to step in and make a difference.

This is a team that’s been on the edge of something special for a while now and the higher-ups in the organization deemed me as someone that could help them get higher. I’m thrilled at the opportunity and I’m really looking forward to taking it. Getting a chance to play with players of this caliber doesn’t come around too often.”

Nance has been a consummate professional and jack of all trades type of player throughout his career. Portland will definitely benefit from having him around.

More NBA Rumors

  • The Cavaliers have signed Kevin Pangos to a two-year, $3.5 million deal, according to Bobby Marks of ESPN. Pangos was one of the top guards in Europe and chose Cleveland among interest abroad.

  • Ben Simmons doesn’t think it’s his job to boost trade value, Brian Windhorst of ESPN relays. This could be one way for Simmons and his camp to turn up the pressure on the Sixers to trade him before the start of the regular season, as they’ve been holding out for the best possible return.

  • E’Twaun Moore has agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Magic, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. This will be Moore’s second go-around in Orlando, as he spent last season with the Suns.

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