Kloopp says his side deserve to be in last 8 of Europa league

first_imgThey progressed to the quarter-finals with a 3-1 aggregate victory after drawing the second leg of their last sixteen tie 1-1 at Manchester United.Klopp says they did make it hard for themselves at times – something they can learn from.Tottenham are out thanks to a 5-1 overall defeat to Borussia Dortmund. Spurs were beaten 2-1 by the German giants at White Hart Lane.The draw for the last eight takes place this afternoon.last_img

Larry Nance Jr. is not over trade that sent him from Lakers to hometown Cleveland Cavaliers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It’s something that’s still kind of shocking,” Nance said. “But at the same time I can’t wait for all this to be done with so I can just get back to learning how to gel and mesh with my new teammates.”In two games with the Cavs, the organization his father starred for three decades ago, Nance has totaled 18 points and 13 rebounds, helping his new team to a pair of wins. He averaged 8.6 points and 6.8 rebounds for the Lakers.It’s a wildly new situation for Nance, who has never appeared in a playoff game.Rather than trying to help the Lakers get to 30 wins for the first time since 2012-13, Nance finds himself playing alongside LeBron James and Kevin Love, a piece of a revamped cast built to try to dethrone the Golden State Warriors.Nance, who has been part of an incremental rebuild as a professional, is suddenly in “win now” mode. Not that he sees much difference in the two. “I like to think of myself as a very winning player,” Nance said. “Whether we were building gradually in L.A. or not, I was trying to win every single game. It just feels right. Now that we can, we’re in it, we have a chance to win every single game.”Nance was last seen in L.A. the day of the trade deadline, paying a final visit to the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo to say goodbye to his teammates.“It was still the same day so it hadn’t hit me,” Nance said. “I’m sure if I went there now and saw everybody it would be like, ‘Man, this isn’t my home anymore.’”From that final interaction, Nance flew to Atlanta to meet up with the Cavs for a Friday night game, took his physical, and made his Cleveland debut two days later at Boston.Nance made a point of thanking the Lakers’ coaching staff and his former teammates, including D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and “my son” Ivica Zubac.“I’m obviously still great friends with them,” Nance said. “I’m going to stay in contact, like I said. I’ll always have a little bit of purple and gold (in me).”center_img LOS ANGELES — Larry Nance Jr. has still not had time to fully absorb the ramifications of his trade to Cleveland.“It’s been a week,” Nance said Saturday. “So, no. It’s still kind of like ‘Jeez, I’ve got to pick up and move right now. I’m not fully adjusted. I’m not, for lack of a better term, over it.”Nine days after being traded along with Jordan Clarkson for Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye, Nance was back in L.A. to participate in the slam dunk contest as part of All-Star Weekend. With Nance saying the trade was “fresh in my mind,” he finished second in the contest, two points behind Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell.After being drafted No. 27 overall by the Lakers in 2015, Nance grew to be a valued rotational player and won the starting power forward job over Julius Randle during training camp. Then, around 8 a.m. last Thursday, his stint here was over.last_img read more