Newly acquired forward Larry Nance Jr. will be abandoning his No. 24 Cleveland Cavaliers jersey next week to don No. 22, the retired number that his father, Larry Nance Sr., wore when he played for the Cavs.
“My dad is a man of few words, so he kind of just let me know with a smile that he was excited,” Nance Jr. said.
He will continue to wear No. 24 for the next several games while his new No. 22 uniform is mocked up in all four colorways the Cavs wear. He’s expected to wear No. 22 for the first time Tuesday, when the Cavs host the Brooklyn Nets.
Anyone who has already purchased a No. 24 uniform for Nance Jr. will be able to exchange it for a No. 22 uniform at the Cavs team shop at Quicken Loans Arena, and there will also be information posted on Cavs.com about how to do the swap through the mail, according to a team spokesman.
Nance Jr. joked that his ode to his father won’t stop at just the jersey.
“This means short shorts and high white socks,” he said with a laugh. “Absolutely.”
“It’s a good day for me. Germany beat Canada in hockey, we won here, so I’m happy,” Theis said. “When I was at breakfast and (assistant coach) Scott Morrison walked in, I was just smiling, because he’s from Canada.”
Germany advanced to the Olympic title game with that victory , giving Theis some bragging rights before he even took the court against Detroit. Then the 6-foot-8 forward shot 8 of 10 from the field and had seven rebounds.
Kyrie Irving added 18 points for Boston. Jayson Tatum scored 11 of his 15 points in the first half.
The Celtics, who went into the All-Star break on a three-game losing streak, returned with a solid win on the road. Boston took control by outscoring the Pistons 38-21 in the second quarter.
With approximately $22.5 million in cap space available, the Cardinals aren’t in a position to sign Cousins in their current economic state. They’d have to make space available if they want a shot at giving Cousins the type of deal that could convince him to come to Arizona.