Larry Nance Jr.


Pelicans 2022 postseason profile: Larry Nance Jr.

Larry Nance Sr. is a legendary former NBA player, perhaps best known among longtime basketball fans as the soaring winner of the league’s first-ever dunk contest in 1984, an epic, star-studded affair in which he beat out a hoops superhero field featuring Hall of Famers Julius Erving, Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins. Nance retired from the game in 1994, but handed down those aerial genes to his son, Larry Jr.
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Bradenton Herald

Could Larry Nance Jr. Finally Make His Pelicans Debut?

New Orleans may have a new face in its rotation as forward Larry Nance Jr. should finally see action as a Pelican. View the original article to see embedded media. The Pelicans were thrilled when veteran guard CJ McCollum was acquired via trade last month from Portland. CJ has been rock steady, with the Pelicans averaging 26 points a game on 50% shooting in 16 appearances.

Larry Nance Jr. likely to make Pelicans debut on Thursday

Following two-plus seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and three-plus years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Nance Jr. was traded to the Trail Blazers in August 2021 as part of a three-team deal that also included the Chicago Bulls. The blockbuster sent former first team All-Rookie Lauri Markkanen from Chicago to Cleveland and Derrick Jones Jr. from Portland to Chicago as well, and included a host of future draft selections.
Blazer's Edge

Trading Places and Spaces: Josh Hart, Larry Nance Jr. Swap Homes

When players are traded in the middle of an NBA season, finding a new place to live can be tricky. However, for Portland Trail Blazers guard Josh Hart and New Orleans Pelicans forward Larry Nance Jr., it was a bit easier. According to ESPN’s Andrew Lopez, Hart and Nance Jr....

Larry Nance Jr. Out Six Weeks With Meniscus Surgery

Larry Nance Jr. will undergo meniscus surgery on Friday and likely miss approximately six weeks. Nance initially suffered the injury in January, but wasn't diagnosed with a meniscus tear at the time. The New Orleans Pelicans acquired Nance as part of the CJ McCollum trade this week.

Larry Nance Jr. Medical Update

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that forward Larry Nance Jr. underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee this morning. Dr. Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush performed the surgery. Further updates and an expected timeframe for his return will be appropriately provided.