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Larry Sanders | Center/Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 230
College: Virginia Commonwealth
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Larry Sanders started again and scored eight points on 4-of-12 shooting with 15 rebounds, two steals and four blocks in Friday's win over the Sixers.
Sanders logged 27 minutes and only had four fouls, but the big thing to keep in mind is that the opponent was Philly. The Show has had a nice start to the year and he should be in all lineups until that changes. Nov 1 - 1:01 AM

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Larry Sanders hit 5-of-8 shots for 10 points, five rebounds, two steals, a block and five fouls in 26 minutes.

The good news is that he played and started tonight's game after having some undisclosed surgery recently. He wasn't great, but he wasn't terrible, either. Just hang onto him until further notice.
Oct 29 - 10:14 PM

Larry Sanders went through all contact portions of Tuesday's practice, and said that he will play in Wednesday's season opener vs. the Hornets.

Sanders is entering the 2014-15 season healthy, and will look to bounce-back after a disastrous campaign last year. Jason Kidd has stated that he wants Sanders to be the teams' defensive anchor, and he is a guy that can really rack up the blocks. Get him in your lineups.
Oct 28 - 2:57 PM

Larry Sanders said he feels he'll be ready for opening night.

All signs are pointing towards Sanders being ready for Wednesday's regular-season opener vs. the Hornets, and he'll look to bounce-back after a disastrous 2013-14 campaign. Sanders had some mysterious surgery earlier in the month, but that looks to be a non-issue going forward. We'll be monitoring his status for opening night closely, so stay tuned for an official update.
Oct 27 - 3:25 PM

Larry Sanders took part in a portion of contact practice on Saturday and is building towards playing in the opener.

This is a great sign for his status on Wednesday, and we will continue to monitor this situation closely. Sanders is a candidate to redeem himself after a disastrous campaign last season. He should fall nicely in drafts and you shouldn't hesitate to grab him in the early-late rounds.
Oct 25 - 5:15 PM

Larry Sanders said he hopes to play in the season opener.

He had a surgery earlier this month and has been going through some non-contact practice. In some of the videos of practice, Sanders worked up a good sweat, so he's a little closer to probable. Like most Bucks stories, this is a guessing game and we still don't even know what his surgery was for. He's worth the risk later in drafts and he should be able to fall to you near 100.
Oct 25 - 10:43 AM

Larry Sanders went through a non-contact practice on Friday.

He said he "thinks" he'll be ready for the opener, which doesn't sound too encouraging. Sanders had an undisclosed minor surgery last week and the Bucks continue to keep secrets from the basketball world. He's worth a look late for his upside in blocks as long as you're not passing on better late-round prospects.
Oct 24 - 3:49 PM

Larry Sanders underwent a minor outpatient surgical procedure (undisclosed) on Friday, and will miss the Bucks' three final preseason games.

He's expected to be ready to go for the Bucks' regular-season opener October 29, so at the moment this seems very minor. Sanders has been playing well throughout the preseason, averaging 10.7 points and 10 rebounds through three games, highlighted by a 15 rebound effort vs. Memphis. Sanders had a disastrous 2013-14 campaign, but his upside in shot blocking makes him worth a gamble in the mid-to-late rounds of standard leagues.
Oct 17 - 5:55 PM

Larry Sanders (illness) will not be making the trip to Iowa and New York City.

Sanders has been performing well so far this preseason, so hopefully his absence is just a precaution. He could be a mid-to-late round steal with his proficiency in shot blocking and grabbing boards.
Oct 16 - 2:55 PM

Larry Sanders (illness) did not practice on Wednesday.

He missed Monday due to this illness and should be back on the practice court soon. Sanders was actually playing well so far this season, so fantasy owners can grab him late to bolster their blocks.
Oct 15 - 2:46 PM

Larry Sanders (illness) did not practice on Monday, and he will not make the trip to Cleveland for Tuesday's preseason.

Sanders has had some nice outings so far this preseason, and we're not going to read much into this "illness." He'll most definitely be ready for opening night, and he has the potential for a bounce-back season. Jason Kidd has already said he wants Sanders to be the anchor of their defense, so it appears his minutes will be safe. Just know that he's a career 55.9 percent free throw shooter.
Oct 13 - 2:37 PM

Larry Sanders had 14 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block in Saturday's loss to the Bulls.

Sanders is going in the middle rounds of drafts after last season's disaster, but still has the potential to be a very good fantasy center. There's some risk involved with taking him, but the Bucks aren't paying him all that money to sit of the bench.
Oct 11 - 11:58 PM

Larry Sanders came off the bench on Thursday and had eight points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two turnovers in 21 minutes.

John Henson started and had 10 points, five boards, one assist and one turnover. There were some reports back in August that Henson would unseat Sanders for the starting job, but coach Jason Kidd has given very little indication. As it stands right now, Sanders should come off the board in fantasy drafts first.
Oct 9 - 11:07 PM

Larry Sanders started at center on Wednesday and hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points, 15 rebounds and zero blocks in a win over the Grizzlies.

After a lost season in Milwaukee the Show is back. We still have trust issues with Sanders, but he looked like his old self tonight. He's not a center that should be drafted to early, but once the middle rounds roll and around and you need a big man, take a flier on him. Hey now.
Oct 9 - 12:50 AM

The Bucks will use their big men as "playmakers" this season, according to coach Jason Kidd.

"Being the quarterback is a part of it," Kidd said. "Understanding that we play through our bigs — it doesn't have to be on the box, but on the elbow." Larry Sanders will serve as the team's defensive anchor and the prospect of a bigger offensive role is encouraging, but the real question is whether he can stay healthy after missing an average of 26.5 games over his four NBA seasons (including 59 DNPs last year).
Oct 7 - 1:11 PM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Kendall Marshall
3Nate Wolters
SG1Jared Dudley
2Giannis Antetokounmpo
3O.J. Mayo
4Jerryd Bayless
SF1Khris Middleton
2Damien Inglis
PF1Jabari Parker
2John Henson
3Ersan Ilyasova
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant