LOS ANGELES – In more than two years as a Laker, things had never been going better for Larry Nance Jr. He won a starting job in training camp, had embraced and thrived in Coach Luke Walton’s system and had begun to show he may have a future beyond an NBA glue guy.
Then he bit on a pump fake and all of that was put on hold.
“It was one of those immediate (things),” Nance said. “I knew what happened.”
What happened was that in the third quarter of Thursday’s loss in Portland, Caleb Swanigan got Nance off his feet. When