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Lakers' Larry Nance Jr. nears return after missing a month because of knee injury

Lakers' Larry Nance Jr. nears return after missing a month because of knee injury

The Lakers ruled out Larry Nance Jr. for Friday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, but he is nearing his return to playing.

Nance went through a full practice Thursday at the Toyota Sports Center and impressed Lakers Coach Luke Walton.

“Yesterday they left out the last thing, more physical drills,” Nance said Thursday. “Today I went through those. It’s just been a progression and today was the next step of that progression so I went through the whole thing today. … That’s definitely a medical call. It’s their job to clear me. Apparently I’ve got a few more tests to pass and everything....

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