Cleveland — The Cavs made a huge splash at Thursday’s trade deadline, trading away most of the team, including Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert and Derrick Rose in return for Jordan Clarkson, George Hill, Rodney Hood and Larry Nance Jr.
The acquisition of Nance Jr. known largely for his thunderous dunks, is already ushering some major changes. Rumors have surfaced this morning that the Cavs will be forced to raise their scoreboard, nicknamed “humongotron,” up so it doesn’t impede Nance’s jumping ability.
“Humongotron” has nearly 5,550 square feet of LED video board making it one of the biggest video boards in the NBA. There have been concerns that Nance’s 100 ft vertical could lead him on a collision course with the video board when he goes up to catch a lob. While the cost of the project is not known, this is not completely unheard of in sports. When AT&T stadium opened, there was concern about punts hitting the giant scoreboard, but the Cavs will take any precautions necessary to not have the scoreboard get in the way their new high jumper.