Larry Nance Jr. blasts Cleveland’s defense
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. is clearly not very happy with the state of the team’s defense at this point in the season.
The Cavs now sit at 8-26 on the season after Sunday’s 112-92 loss to the Chicago Bulls, and it was certainly a disappointing performance against a team that has had its own struggles early on in the 2018-19 campaign.
And when discussing where the Cavs were at defensively, Nance held nothing back in airing his frustrations.
Here’s what he had to say about the Cavs’ defensive efforts, courtesy of Chris Fedor or Cleveland.com:
“There’s very few aspects of defense that we are good at right now,” Nance said. “The league knows that. We’re last in points allowed and last in a lot of different things. That’s something that doesn’t get better with technique, that doesn’t get better with…it’s heart. It’s will. It’s something where we are letting guys have career nights on us. That’s something that we have to take personally.”
He’s certainly right on the money when talking about opposing teams attacking Cleveland’s weaknesses on defense, and that’s led to an underwhelming start to the season.
The Cavs have lost three in a row following an impressive road win over the Indiana Pacers earlier in the week, with Nance and company allowing at least 110 points in all three matchups.
Cleveland will get a chance to regroup during the Christmas break before returning to the court for three straight road games, which will begin with a trip to FedEx Forum take on the Memphis Grizzlies.