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Lakers News: Larry Nance, Jr. says he plans to shoot more threes

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Every big in Los Angeles might be extending their range by the end of the season.

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When Larry Nance, Jr. hit a clutch 3-pointer as the Los Angeles Lakers attempted to rally in their eventual loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, the most surprising thing wasn't that he made it, it was that he shot it at all.

Nance's ballsy shot was just the 19th 3-pointer he's attempted during a season in which he's often looked hesitant to shoot, doubly so from behind the arc.

However, it was Nance's fifth three in his last two games, and during a Twitter Q&A the Lakers' versatile and athletic four made it clear he isn't planning to buck this new trend anytime soon.

"That's the plan," Nance answered simply when asked by a fan whether or not he was aiming to shoot more threes down the stretch, and he's not the only Lakers big to do so.

Ivica Zubac recently told reporters he wants to shoot more threes, and Julius Randle has taken six of his 34 3-point attempts this year over the last two games.

Whether or not this is part of a concerted effort by Lakers head coach Luke Walton to get an extended look at the 3-point prowess of his young big men down the stretch or just a coincidence remains to be seen, but any of those three proving to be a capable 3-point shooter would certainly help unclog a sometimes congested Lakers offense.

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