Larry Nance Jr. has been upgraded to questionable for Friday night’s Cavaliers game against the Phoenix Suns. The Cavs updated his status at Friday’s shootaround.
Nance Jr. hasn’t played since March 13, also against Phoenix, when he suffered a right hamstring injury.
Also considered questionable for Friday are Rodney Hood (back) and Tristan Thompson (ankle). Both were questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Raptors, but did not play. All three participated in shootaround.
Cedi Osman remains out with a hip flexor strain, and Kyle Korver is still not back with the team following his brother’s death.
Getting Nance Jr. back tonight will obviously be big as only 11 regular season games remain, and this current roster has yet to all play together due to injury. It will be interesting if both Nance Jr. and Thompson return tonight to see who starts at the center position. Considering how well the duo of Nance Jr. and LeBron James work together, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Larry Drew insert him back into the starting lineup over Thompson.