Larry Nance Jr. Suffers Broken Hand

Last night in the teams game against the Blazers in Portland, Lakers power forward Larry Nance Jr. suffered a fractured left hand and he will be out for the foreseeable future. Nance Jr. had really stepped his game up early in the season averaging 10.6 points per game to go along with 7.5 rebounds and he was proving to be a really nice young piece on a team that is starting to look like they might have a pretty promising future.

You would expect that Nance Jr. will be back at some point this season, but sitting out a lengthy period of time with this injury will push back his development a little bit. It is expected that either Julius Randle or Kyle Kuzma will take over that starting power forward spot. Both would be good candidates as Randle has transformed his body and looks much better in the early part of this season and Kuzma is easily looking like the steal of the draft. This will hurt the teams depth however.