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Cavs’ Larry Nance Jr. says the team is better than their record indicates

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are only 18-53 on the season, but Cavs power forward Larry Nance Jr. says the team’s record doesn’t indicate how good the club really is.

Nance says now that the team is healthy, other teams around the league are starting to see how good the Cavs can be:

“We’ve just been plagued by injuries,” Nance told FOX Sports Ohio during Wednesday’s practice. “If we can get our whole ball club together, we are not what our record shows. I think teams are starting to see that. Anybody who comes in and takes us for what we were is gonna be sorely mistaken.”

Cavs All-Star Kevin Love has only played in 16 games this season. He underwent foot surgery at the beginning of the season and Cleveland wasn’t able to cope with that loss too well.

The Cavs are 6-10 with Love in the lineup this season. They recently defeated the Toronto Raptors at home and are coming off a solid win against the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

Larry Nance Jr. has been pretty consistent all season, though he has dealt with some injuries himself and has recently been out with a chest contusion. The 26-year-old is averaging 9.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 56 games while shooting 52.1 percent from the field, 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free-throw line.

The Cavs will look to make it two wins in a row on Wednesday when they host the best team in the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks.

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