Magic Johnson: Larry Nance is ‘secret weapon’ for Lakers

Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson has an interesting theory about Larry Nance. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

There is a lot of anticipation surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason with Lonzo Ball having torn up the Summer League, but one player we haven’t heard a whole lot about is Larry Nance Jr. And that’s just the way Magic Johnson likes it.

Apparently Magic is expecting huge things from Nance this upcoming season. In an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take” Tuesday, Johnson said the Lakers have turned down trade offers involving Nance. He also referred to the 24-year-old as the team’s “secret weapon.”

Nance has averaged 6.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game through his first two seasons with the Lakers. He had one of the best dunks of the year in 2017, but it’s somewhat surprising that Johnson is talking about him like he’s untouchable. The Hall of Famer must see something in the former No. 27 overall pick that the general public does not.

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