Getting traded creates a difficult adjustment period for any athlete. When uprooted from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 8, Larry Nance Jr. at least had the benefit of returning home.
As he joked during Wednesday's press conference, going back to Ohio also presented some pitfalls for the Akron native. The 25-year-old said the hardest thing has been "trying to convince my mom that I'm not living at home."
Nance will make $1.5 million this season, per Spotrac, so he can probably afford to rent a nice place. His mother, however, offered him her basement.
The power forward is considering honoring his parents by wearing his dad's retired No. 22 jersey next year, though.
He has played two games with his new team and will make his home debut at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday, when the Cavaliers host the Washington Wizards.
[Cavs.com, h/t Reddit]