Cleveland Cavaliers: 3 ways Larry Nance Jr. is impacting the team

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Cleveland Cavaliers Larry Nance Jr. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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2. Scoring

Larry Nance Jr. has never been the type of player that can be asked to score consistently. For his career, he averages 7.3 points per game on 54.3 percent shooting from the field and 29.2 percent shooting from the 3-point line.

He lacks much of an offensive skill-set and mostly relies purely on his athleticism. Recently, Nance has been surprising everyone with his scoring ability and is actually showing off a bit of talent on the offensive end.

Over the last nine games, Nance is putting up 11.9 points and 5.8 assists per game while shooting 57.6 percent from the field. He has shown his touch as a shooter, going 6-for-12 from the 3-point line during this stretch.

Nance has done more than just spread the floor with his 3-point shooting. He has been a force in the post, with the awareness to make a good pass to his teammates or finish a crafty layup around the rim.

Larry has been getting an average of 50.4 touches a game in the post during the last nine games. With these touches, he is finishing 66.7 percent of his shot attempts and is getting an assist on 22 percent of his passes out of the post. This is the ninth-best assist rate of any player averaging 50+ touches in the post over the last three weeks.