L.A.’s Larry Nance Jr. Signals NBA Strategy Shift
He might be a game-changer. At 22 and 6-foot-9, this forward could be the hope of the declining Lakers, as well as the start of a trend toward more defensive basketball. Though offense has been the name of the game for the last decade, the league is increasingly valuing a virtually positionless offensive game that prioritizes spacing. Nance displays more versatility — rebounding, shot blocking, speed and defensive intensity — giving jacks-of-all-trades like him a very good shot at the big time.