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Lakers Injury Update: Larry Nance, Jr. looked ‘great’ in practice, still listed as ‘out’

Los Angeles got somewhat promising news on their second-year forward.

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The Los Angeles Lakers have really missed forward Larry Nance, Jr. since he injured his knee several weeks ago. Nance originally said he felt like he was ahead of schedule, and Lakers head coach Luke Walton told reporters on Tuesday that he hoped Nance would get to practice with the team this week.

Walton’s wish was granted on Wednesday, when Nance participated in nearly all of the Lakers’ practice other than one final drill the Lakers’ training staff held him out of. Walton said Nance looked “great,” although the team is still listing him as “out” for their game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday.

Nance (who has the team’s second-best net rating) will certainly be a boon for the Lakers whenever he returns to the lineup, although the team is taking the right approach by making sure he’s all the way healthy before sending him back out there.

All stats per Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.

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