Larry Nance PF  #22

Born: Feb 12, 1959 (59 years old)

Birthplace: Anderson, South Carolina (United States)

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-10 (208cm)     Weight: 205 (93kg)

Current Team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Job Title: Special Projects Associate

Current NBA Status: Retired (Sep 27, 1994)

Draft Entry: 1981 NBA Draft

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 20, Phoenix Suns

Pre-Draft Team: Clemson (Sr)

High School: McDuffie High School [Anderson, South Carolina]

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NBA

13 Years Of Service - All-NBA Defensive 1st, 3x All-Star, #22 retired by CLE

NBA Regular Season Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1981-82 PHX 80 0 14.8 2.84 5.45 .521 0.00 0.01 .000 0.94 1.46 .641 1.19 2.01 3.20 1.02 0.53 0.89 2.11 1.30 6.61
1982-83 PHX 82 82 35.5 7.17 13.04 .550 0.01 0.04 .333 2.35 3.50 .672 2.91 5.74 8.66 2.40 1.21 2.65 3.10 2.32 16.71
1983-84 PHX 82 82 35.4 7.33 12.73 .576 0.00 0.09 .000 3.04 4.29 .707 2.77 5.50 8.27 2.61 1.05 2.12 3.34 2.16 17.70
1984-85 PHX 61 55 36.1 8.44 14.38 .587 0.02 0.03 .500 2.95 4.16 .709 3.20 5.59 8.79 2.61 1.44 1.70 3.03 2.23 19.85
1985-86 PHX 73 69 33.8 7.97 13.71 .581 0.00 0.11 .000 4.25 6.08 .698 2.32 6.15 8.47 3.29 0.96 1.78 3.38 2.88 20.19
1986-87 PHX 69 67 37.2 8.48 15.39 .551 0.01 0.07 .200 5.52 7.14 .773 2.72 5.96 8.68 3.38 1.25 2.14 3.23 2.16 22.49
1987-88 * All Teams 67 60 35.6 7.27 13.73 .529 0.03 0.09 .333 4.54 5.82 .779 2.88 6.18 9.06 3.09 0.94 2.37 3.61 2.31 19.10
1987-88 * PHX 40 34 36.9 8.18 15.40 .531 0.05 0.12 .400 4.67 6.22 .751 2.98 6.88 9.85 3.08 1.12 2.40 3.80 2.65 21.07
1987-88 * CLE 27 26 33.6 5.93 11.26 .526 0.00 0.04 .000 4.33 5.22 .830 2.74 5.15 7.89 3.11 0.67 2.33 3.33 1.81 16.19
1988-89 CLE 73 72 34.6 6.79 12.60 .539 0.00 0.05 .000 3.66 4.58 .799 2.14 5.82 7.96 2.18 0.78 2.82 2.55 1.60 17.25
1989-90 CLE 62 53 33.3 6.65 13.02 .511 0.02 0.02 1.000 3.00 3.85 .778 2.61 5.71 8.32 2.60 0.87 1.97 2.98 1.77 16.31
1990-91 CLE 80 78 36.6 7.94 15.14 .524 0.03 0.10 .250 3.31 4.12 .803 2.51 6.06 8.57 2.96 0.82 2.50 2.74 1.64 19.21
1991-92 CLE 81 81 35.6 6.86 12.74 .539 0.00 0.07 .000 3.25 3.95 .822 2.63 5.64 8.27 2.86 0.99 3.00 2.47 1.07 16.98
1992-93 CLE 77 77 35.8 6.92 12.61 .549 0.00 0.05 .000 2.62 3.21 .818 2.39 6.29 8.68 2.90 0.70 2.57 2.90 1.39 16.47
1993-94 CLE 33 19 27.5 4.64 9.52 .487 0.00 0.00 .000 1.94 2.58 .753 2.33 4.55 6.88 1.48 0.82 1.67 2.91 1.15 11.21
1996-97 CLE 1 0 0.0 0.00 0.00 .000 0.00 0.00 .000 0.00 0.00 .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
CAREER   921 795 33.3 6.92 12.66 .546 0.01 0.06 .145 3.19 4.23 .755 2.50 5.49 7.98 2.60 0.95 2.20 2.93 1.86 17.03

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NBA Regular Season Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1981-82 PHX 80 0 1186 227 436 .521 0 1 .000 75 117 .641 95 161 256 82 42 71 169 104 529
1982-83 PHX 82 82 2914 588 1069 .550 1 3 .333 193 287 .672 239 471 710 197 99 217 254 190 1370
1983-84 PHX 82 82 2899 601 1044 .576 0 7 .000 249 352 .707 227 451 678 214 86 174 274 177 1451
1984-85 PHX 61 55 2202 515 877 .587 1 2 .500 180 254 .709 195 341 536 159 88 104 185 136 1211
1985-86 PHX 73 69 2464 582 1001 .581 0 8 .000 310 444 .698 169 449 618 240 70 130 247 210 1474
1986-87 PHX 69 67 2569 585 1062 .551 1 5 .200 381 493 .773 188 411 599 233 86 148 223 149 1552
1987-88 * All Teams 67 60 2383 487 920 .529 2 6 .333 304 390 .779 193 414 607 207 63 159 242 155 1280
1987-88 * PHX 40 34 1477 327 616 .531 2 5 .400 187 249 .751 119 275 394 123 45 96 152 106 843
1987-88 * CLE 27 26 906 160 304 .526 0 1 .000 117 141 .830 74 139 213 84 18 63 90 49 437
1988-89 CLE 73 72 2526 496 920 .539 0 4 .000 267 334 .799 156 425 581 159 57 206 186 117 1259
1989-90 CLE 62 53 2065 412 807 .511 1 1 1.000 186 239 .778 162 354 516 161 54 122 185 110 1011
1990-91 CLE 80 78 2925 635 1211 .524 2 8 .250 265 330 .803 201 485 686 237 66 200 219 131 1537
1991-92 CLE 81 81 2880 556 1032 .539 0 6 .000 263 320 .822 213 457 670 232 80 243 200 87 1375
1992-93 CLE 77 77 2753 533 971 .549 0 4 .000 202 247 .818 184 484 668 223 54 198 223 107 1268
1993-94 CLE 33 19 909 153 314 .487 0 0 .000 64 85 .753 77 150 227 49 27 55 96 38 370
1996-97 CLE 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CAREER   921 795 30675 6370 11664 .546 8 55 .145 2939 3892 .755 2299 5053 7352 2393 872 2027 2703 1711 15687

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NBA Regular Season Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
1981-82 PHX 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .088 0.79 0.40 0.27 44 36 .550 0.30 2.10 2.40
1982-83 PHX 82 82 20 0 0 0 0 0 .221 1.04 0.52 0.27 53 29 .646 4.80 5.60 10.50
1983-84 PHX 82 82 19 0 0 0 0 0 .222 1.21 0.49 0.34 41 41 .500 6.20 3.70 9.80
1984-85 PHX 61 55 19 0 2 0 0 0 .192 1.17 0.65 0.29 29 32 .475 4.70 3.20 7.90
1985-86 PHX 73 69 25 0 1 0 0 0 .262 1.14 0.33 0.44 29 44 .397 5.20 3.13 8.32
1986-87 PHX 69 67 27 0 0 2 0 0 .271 1.56 0.58 0.46 32 37 .464 7.27 3.08 10.35
1987-88 * All Teams 67 60 28 1 1 0 0 0 .246 1.34 0.41 0.42 25 42 .373 5.18 2.68 7.86
1987-88 * PHX 40 34 21 1 1 0 0 0 .261 1.16 0.42 0.40 11 29 .275 2.78 1.51 4.29
1987-88 * CLE 27 26 7 0 0 0 0 0 .224 1.71 0.37 0.46 14 13 .519 2.42 1.14 3.56
1988-89 CLE 73 72 17 0 0 0 0 0 .212 1.36 0.49 0.36 51 22 .699 5.68 4.42 10.09
1989-90 CLE 62 53 21 0 0 0 0 0 .232 1.46 0.49 0.30 35 27 .565 3.53 3.06 6.59
1990-91 CLE 80 78 26 0 0 0 0 0 .274 1.81 0.50 0.27 33 47 .412 6.00 3.71 9.71
1991-92 CLE 81 81 25 1 0 0 0 0 .233 2.67 0.92 0.31 57 24 .704 8.04 4.06 12.09
1992-93 CLE 77 77 27 0 0 0 0 0 .235 2.08 0.50 0.25 50 27 .649 6.19 4.40 10.59
1993-94 CLE 33 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 .157 1.29 0.71 0.27 21 12 .636 1.35 1.45 2.80
1996-97 CLE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 1 .000 - - -
CAREER   921 795 259 2 4 2 0 0 .220 1.40 0.51 0.33 500 421 .543 64.42 44.59 109.01

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NBA Regular Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
1981-82 PHX 80 0 .543 .521 9.11 14.65 11.95 9.98 17.58 1.72 3.40 20.57 116.17 -4.22 1.21 100.6 101.2 14.77
1982-83 PHX 82 82 .573 .551 9.46 17.11 13.45 9.67 13.72 1.60 4.16 19.41 155.59 -2.04 1.28 110.5 97.8 18.77
1983-84 PHX 82 82 .605 .576 9.11 18.30 13.68 10.22 12.86 1.40 3.47 19.47 128.31 -1.18 1.39 117.5 105.7 19.45
1984-85 PHX 61 55 .612 .588 10.19 17.28 13.79 11.08 12.09 1.88 2.64 20.79 179.59 -1.36 1.38 117.0 104.4 20.62
1985-86 PHX 73 69 .616 .581 8.24 20.04 14.40 14.92 14.93 1.31 2.98 22.81 127.96 -1.97 1.47 114.7 105.6 20.50
1986-87 PHX 69 67 .607 .551 8.47 17.43 13.08 13.44 10.43 1.58 3.29 22.76 152.37 0.24 1.46 121.4 107.3 22.14
1987-88 * All Teams 67 60 .586 .530 9.52 19.75 14.72 12.98 12.43 1.29 3.88 22.11 164.22 -0.72 1.39 116.4 107.6 20.47
1987-88 * PHX 40 34 .581 .532 8.97 21.15 14.99 12.34 12.75 1.46 3.73 23.13 168.18 -1.61 1.37 113.6 108.5 20.50
1987-88 * CLE 27 26 .597 .526 10.49 17.49 14.20 14.01 11.81 1.00 4.12 20.23 135.61 0.81 1.44 121.6 106.5 20.37
1988-89 CLE 73 72 .590 .539 7.45 17.94 13.02 9.25 9.88 1.11 4.69 20.08 133.85 -0.45 1.37 119.0 102.1 19.97
1989-90 CLE 62 53 .554 .511 8.79 19.24 14.01 12.52 10.76 1.32 3.53 21.49 228.88 -0.13 1.25 113.6 104.9 18.99
1990-91 CLE 80 78 .567 .525 8.03 19.14 13.62 13.37 8.81 1.14 4.10 22.25 157.74 0.95 1.27 115.8 106.4 20.53
1991-92 CLE 81 81 .586 .539 8.57 17.02 12.96 11.98 6.91 1.41 4.88 19.13 136.06 2.39 1.33 125.0 105.5 21.29
1992-93 CLE 77 77 .587 .549 8.02 19.09 13.83 12.10 9.02 0.99 4.33 19.15 136.67 1.54 1.31 120.0 103.8 19.77
1993-94 CLE 33 19 .526 .487 9.71 18.59 14.19 8.51 9.76 1.55 3.98 19.16 124.02 -0.61 1.18 111.5 102.3 17.00
1996-97 CLE 1 0 .000 .000 - - - - - - - - 0.00 - 0.00 - 137.4 -
CAREER   921 795 .586 .546 8.73 18.18 13.58 11.69 11.34 1.38 3.83 20.71 144.67 -0.37 1.34 116.5 104.2 19.92

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NBA Transactions

Jun 9, 1981 - The Phoenix Suns selected Larry Nance in Round 1 with Pick 20 in the 1981 NBA Draft.
Sep 1, 1981 - Larry Nance signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.
Dec 9, 1983 - Larry Nance signed a veteran extension with the Phoenix Suns.
Oct 29, 1985 - Larry Nance signed a veteran extension with the Phoenix Suns.
Feb 25, 1988 - Larry Nance was acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Phoenix Suns in a trade.
Aug 18, 1988 - Larry Nance signed a veteran extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Apr 26, 1991 - Larry Nance signed a veteran extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Jul 1, 1994 - Larry Nance, previously with the Cleveland Cavaliers, became a free agent.
Jul 25, 1994 - The Cleveland Cavaliers renounced their free-agent exception rights to Larry Nance.
Sep 27, 1994 - Larry Nance retired from professional basketball.

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NBA Awards & Honors

Player Of The Month - Dec. 1987
Player Of The Week - 2/20/1983, 11/04/1984, 12/22/1985, 12/20/1987, 2/02/1992
All-NBA Defensive First Team - 1989
All-NBA Defensive Second Team - 1992, 1993

* Since the 1946-1947 season

NBA Playoff Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1981-82 PHX 7 0 18.3 3.57 5.86 .610 0.00 0.00 .000 0.57 1.14 .500 1.86 2.71 4.57 1.00 1.43 1.57 2.14 1.71 7.71
1982-83 PHX 3 0 34.3 4.67 11.67 .400 0.00 0.00 .000 2.67 3.33 .800 3.33 5.00 8.33 1.00 1.00 2.00 4.00 2.00 12.00
1983-84 PHX 17 0 37.2 6.94 11.76 .590 0.00 0.00 .000 3.00 4.47 .671 3.00 5.71 8.71 2.35 0.94 2.00 3.47 1.82 16.88
1987-88 CLE 5 5 40.0 6.80 12.80 .531 0.00 0.00 .000 3.20 3.60 .889 2.00 5.20 7.20 3.60 0.40 2.20 2.60 2.80 16.80
1988-89 CLE 5 5 39.0 7.60 13.80 .551 0.00 0.00 .000 4.20 6.40 .656 3.20 4.60 7.80 3.20 0.60 2.40 2.40 1.80 19.40
1989-90 CLE 5 5 31.8 5.20 9.00 .578 0.00 0.00 .000 1.80 2.40 .750 0.80 4.00 4.80 2.40 0.60 2.00 4.00 0.80 12.20
1991-92 CLE 17 17 40.1 7.29 14.76 .494 0.00 0.06 .000 3.41 4.12 .829 2.65 6.59 9.24 2.53 0.82 2.71 3.29 1.53 18.00
1992-93 CLE 9 9 36.6 6.78 12.00 .565 0.00 0.00 .000 2.56 3.33 .767 3.89 4.33 8.22 2.33 0.89 1.56 3.67 0.67 16.11
CAREER   68 41 35.7 6.47 11.96 .541 0.00 0.01 .000 2.79 3.76 .742 2.71 5.16 7.87 2.35 0.87 2.12 3.24 1.59 15.74

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NBA Playoff Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1981-82 PHX 7 0 128 25 41 .610 0 0 .000 4 8 .500 13 19 32 7 10 11 15 12 54
1982-83 PHX 3 0 103 14 35 .400 0 0 .000 8 10 .800 10 15 25 3 3 6 12 6 36
1983-84 PHX 17 0 633 118 200 .590 0 0 .000 51 76 .671 51 97 148 40 16 34 59 31 287
1987-88 CLE 5 5 200 34 64 .531 0 0 .000 16 18 .889 10 26 36 18 2 11 13 14 84
1988-89 CLE 5 5 195 38 69 .551 0 0 .000 21 32 .656 16 23 39 16 3 12 12 9 97
1989-90 CLE 5 5 159 26 45 .578 0 0 .000 9 12 .750 4 20 24 12 3 10 20 4 61
1991-92 CLE 17 17 681 124 251 .494 0 1 .000 58 70 .829 45 112 157 43 14 46 56 26 306
1992-93 CLE 9 9 329 61 108 .565 0 0 .000 23 30 .767 35 39 74 21 8 14 33 6 145
CAREER   68 41 2428 440 813 .541 0 1 .000 190 256 .742 184 351 535 160 59 144 220 108 1070

NBA Playoff Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
1981-82 PHX 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .099 0.58 0.83 0.20 2 5 .286 0.10 0.10 0.20
1982-83 PHX 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .124 0.50 0.50 0.29 1 2 .333 - 0.10 0.10
1983-84 PHX 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .214 1.29 0.52 0.38 9 8 .529 1.40 0.70 2.10
1987-88 CLE 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 1.29 0.14 0.28 2 3 .400 0.20 0.23 0.43
1988-89 CLE 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 1.78 0.33 0.46 2 3 .400 0.45 0.30 0.74
1989-90 CLE 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 3.00 0.75 0.27 2 3 .400 0.30 0.15 0.45
1991-92 CLE 17 17 6 0 0 0 0 0 .255 1.65 0.54 0.28 9 8 .529 0.94 1.09 2.03
1992-93 CLE 9 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 .249 3.50 1.33 0.28 3 6 .333 1.15 0.37 1.52
CAREER   68 41 13 0 0 0 0 0 .217 1.48 0.55 0.31 30 38 .441 4.54 3.04 7.57

NBA Playoff Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
1981-82 PHX 7 0 .606 .610 10.66 16.85 13.64 7.11 21.23 3.65 4.55 17.35 110.98 -5.60 1.32 103.9 106.1 18.39
1982-83 PHX 3 0 .457 .400 9.52 15.84 12.51 3.72 13.22 1.38 3.21 17.33 120.00 -3.94 1.03 96.1 106.4 11.76
1983-84 PHX 17 0 .615 .590 9.53 17.08 13.42 8.92 11.72 1.24 3.21 17.56 126.11 -0.71 1.44 121.3 108.5 18.84
1987-88 CLE 5 5 .584 .531 6.03 13.81 10.16 13.57 16.29 0.52 2.98 19.13 142.01 -1.07 1.31 110.5 110.4 16.32
1988-89 CLE 5 5 .584 .551 9.53 14.03 11.75 14.97 9.77 0.83 4.18 21.74 120.70 0.95 1.41 118.6 107.3 21.94
1989-90 CLE 5 5 .607 .578 3.30 13.30 8.84 11.20 7.37 0.96 3.98 15.71 132.78 2.63 1.36 121.6 110.5 15.90
1991-92 CLE 17 17 .543 .494 8.23 18.19 13.50 10.25 8.45 1.07 3.95 20.63 132.26 0.41 1.22 114.6 107.7 18.44
1992-93 CLE 9 9 .598 .565 12.98 14.72 13.84 11.08 4.72 1.33 2.82 18.00 133.15 2.65 1.34 130.8 108.5 21.72
CAREER   68 41 .578 .541 8.98 16.26 12.72 9.98 10.45 1.23 3.53 18.62 128.34 -0.06 1.32 117.5 108.5 18.65

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NBA All-Star Weekend Competitions

Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection - 1989, 1993
Western All-Star Coaches Selection - 1985
Slam Dunk Contest Participant - 1984, 1985
Slam Dunk Champion - 1984

* Since the 1946-1947 season

NBA All-Star Game Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1985 West 1 0 15 7 8 .875 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 1 4 5 0 0 2 5 2 16
1989 East 1 0 17 5 9 .556 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 3 3 6 1 1 1 1 0 10
1993 East 1 0 12 3 4 .750 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 1 2 3 1 1 1 3 0 7
TOTAL   3 0 44 15 21 .714 0 0 .000 3 4 .750 5 9 14 2 2 4 9 2 33
AVERAGES   3 0 14.7 5.00 7.00 .714 0.00 0.00 .000 1.00 1.33 .750 1.67 3.00 4.67 0.67 0.67 1.33 3.00 0.67 11.00

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NCAA

College: Clemson (1981)

NCAA Season Stats - Per Game

Season School Class GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1977-78 Clemson Fr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1978-79 Clemson So - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1979-80 Clemson Jr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1980-81 Clemson Sr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -