This is great news for the Lakers and young forward Larry Nance Jr.
An MRI Friday on his injured right hand showed only a sprain, no fracture as the Lakers had said was probable.
Nance averaged 5.5 points and 5 rebounds a game for the Lakers last season, showing promise as a rookie forward. At Summer League he averaged 8 points and 7 boards a game, shooting just 44.4 percent.
No physical break means not much time off from training and working on his game this summer, which is a good thing for a young player. Plus, no surgery, which is a great thing.