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Larry Sanders | Center/Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 230
College: Virginia Commonwealth
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Larry Sanders said that he's fully healed from his left thigh injury he sustained during Friday's game vs. the Magic.
It's nice to know that he's healthy, but it would be better if he could start contributing consistently. Sanders is averaging 6.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game this season while shooting 41.1 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from the charity stripe. Those poor shooting percentages are keeping him out of the top-100, and right now he doesn't look like much more than a blocks specialist in standard leagues. Nov 21 - 1:58 PM

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Larry Sanders played 14 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday with four points, four boards and one turnover.

He was a game-time decision tonight and the Bucks didn't announce he was a go until after the 7:30 start time in Brooklyn. Sanders will likely have his minutes limited in his next game on Friday, so his owners should have low expectations against the Raptors on Friday. Check back for updates, assuming the team provides them.
Nov 20 - 12:58 AM

Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup on Wednesday night.

In usual Bucks fashion, this update comes at 7:37 pm EST for the 7:30 game. Sanders' thigh issue may limit him and his minutes have been a bit erratic anyway, so he should be on the bench in most fantasy leagues. Zaza Pachulia will move back into the second unit tonight.
Nov 19 - 7:36 PM

Larry Sanders (thigh) is a game-time call on Wednesday night to face the Nets.

He was a late scratch on Tuesday and there is a good chance he misses tonight. Zaza Pachulia is coming off a nice game and would be a desperate plug-and-play option on a busy night in the NBA.
Nov 19 - 6:28 PM

Larry Sanders (thigh) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

He was a late scratch on Tuesday because of his bruised thigh, so owners will want to check back for updates prior to tip-off. If Sanders can't go, expect Zaza Pachulia to draw another start after he double-doubled on Tuesday, but anything is possible with coach Kidd. Stay tuned.
Nov 19 - 1:36 PM

Larry Sanders (bruised left thigh) will travel with the Bucks for games on Wednesday and Friday.

He remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets, but it's a great sign that he'll join the team for their brief two-game road trip. Zaza Pachulia double-doubled with a full line as a starter in Sanders' absence on Tuesday and would be worth a look for temporary value if Sanders misses any more games. We should know more after Milwaukee's shootaround, so check for updates on Wednesday afternoon.
Nov 18 - 11:15 PM

Larry Sanders was a late scratch on Tuesday due to a bruised thigh.

Zaza Pachulia will start at center in his absence and John Henson should earn more playing time off the bench, but the injury was reported so late that most fantasy owners will be unable to change their lineups. Sanders has averaged 6.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.8 blocks through the Bucks' first 10 games, despite the fact that he's playing only 22 minutes per game. His injury doesn't sound serious and we're considering him questionable to return for Wednesday's game in Brooklyn.
Nov 18 - 7:58 PM

Larry Sanders struggled with foul trouble on Friday against the Magic, but still managed two steals and two blocks to go with four points and five boards in 16 minutes.

This gets it done for owners and he's hovering around his ADP as a top-100 value. If he could make headway on the mpg issue (23.4), then he'd really be onto something but in Jason Kidd's rotation we're not holding our breath.
Nov 14 - 9:58 PM

Larry Sanders said that he's been not picking up technical fouls this season.

A sound idea from Mr. Sanders. "It's definitely something I've been working on," Sanders said. "It's very visible, but it makes me a better person seeing myself react and learn a different way to react." It's nice to see Sanders taking some accountability after his lost season last year, and he's averaging 8.1 rebounds this year to go along with 1.9 steals and 2.1 blocks. However, Sanders is averaging just 6.1 points on a terrible 38.8 percent shooting.
Nov 10 - 11:09 AM

Larry Sanders blocked three shots and had three steals against the Pistons on Friday.

Sanders also chipped in with seven points, five rebounds and two assists, and he has quietly been a mid-round value that is probably turning a profit for owners.
Nov 8 - 1:51 AM

Larry Sanders played 23 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday with six points, nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

He was in a bit of foul trouble, but his playing time was right in this neighborhood at 24.8 in his previous four. Sanders is not going to play much more than 27 minutes even on a good day, so he'll have his upside capped a bit. Plus, he's only shooting 39 percent from the field on the year.
Nov 5 - 11:03 PM

Bucks C Larry Sanders failed to score but did have 10 rebounds, two assists and three blocks in Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers.

Sanders played 23 minutes, only three more than veteran C Zaza Pachulia (nine points, three rebounds), and he's yet to play more than 27 minutes in a game this season. He has too much potential to consider cutting him, but it's understandable for frustrated owners to test his trade value at this early juncture in the season.
Nov 4 - 9:33 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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