The NBA Draft has come and passed. It was an eventful evening for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who despite coming into the evening with just one late second-round pick, were still able to make some noise. The Cavs drafted the highly-touted Emoni Bates as the No. 49 overall pick, which could prove to be a high-reward selection for them in the near future.
As it turns out, however, Bates is not the only addition to the squad following the events of the 2023 NBA Draft. According to Chris Fedor of cleveland.com, the Cavs have also agreed to a deal with Northwestern standout Pete Nance. According to Fedor, the Cavs will be bringing in Nance on an Exhibit 10 contract, perhaps to test out what he will be able to bring to the table.
If the name rings a bell, then what you’re thinking is probably right. Pete Nance is the son of Cavs icon Larry Nance, who plied his trade in Cleveland for seven years in the early 1990s. Pete is also the brother of former Cavs big man Larry Nance Jr., who now suits up for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Pete Nance is a 6-foot-10 forward who decided to enter the draft following a breakout campaign with the Wildcats last season. Unfortunately for him, he went undrafted through two rounds. The good news for him is that he’s now been handed a golden opportunity by the Cavs as he looks to pursue his NBA dream — just like dad and big bro.