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Larry Sanders | Center/Forward | #8

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 230
College: Virginia Commonwealth
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (15) / MLW

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According to the Akron Beacon Journal, Larry Sanders was arrested last year on a felony charge in Los Angeles.
The ABJ reports: "According to Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department jail records, Sanders was arrested on June 12 and booked into the Van Nuys jail. His bail was set at $50,000." Well, this helps shed light as to why Sanders has not been able to secure even a 10-day contract after trying out for numerous teams. Despite his size and skill, Sanders' off-court issues have scared teams away. Feb 24 - 9:37 AM

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Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue praised free agent C Larry Sanders after meeting him on Wednesday, but he didn't comment on whether the team would sign him.

Every player signed by Cleveland carries big luxury-tax implications, so the team won't be rushing into anything. "With me, everybody I meet always has a clean slate," Lue said. "You have a clean slate until you do something wrong, so he was a great dude just talking to him." Even if Sanders inks a deal in Cleveland, or elsewhere, it's very hard to envision him as a fantasy asset this season.
Source: AP
Feb 22 - 7:20 PM

Larry Sanders is scheduled to workout for the Cavs on Wednesday.

Sanders is attempting an NBA comeback, and he's already had workouts with the Lakers, Miami and a handful of other teams. So far, those workouts have not resulted in a contract, and Sanders has reportedly looked a bit out of shape which is understandable considering he's been out of the league for two years now. Even If Sanders is able to snag a deal for the minimum, it's unlikely he'll have much, if any, fantasy value this season.
Source: ESPN
Feb 22 - 9:58 AM

The Lakers will reportedly meet with Larry Sanders on Monday.

Sanders is trying to get back into the NBA, and he's likely willing to take a minimum level deal to do so. The Lakers currently have 15 guaranteed contracts on the roster, so if they're interested in adding Sanders, they'd need to cut someone. To be clear, nothing is imminent.
Feb 13 - 3:41 PM

Joel Bell, Larry Sanders' agent, said his client already has an NBA offer.

"A lot of teams have expressed interest in Larry,’’ Bell said. "We already have one offer on the table. We should have something done at some point, probably by the All-Star break.’’ He recently auditioned for a half dozen teams over a two-day period in Miami, and the belief is that he will likely look to join up with a contender. Sanders has upside and averaged 9.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots back in 2012-13, but most fantasy owners can monitor this situation from the waiver wire.
Feb 12 - 10:05 AM

Larry Sanders has ramped up his NBA comeback efforts, and he will begin meeting with and working out for teams.

He's also hired an agent, so Sanders seems to be serious about making an NBA comeback. He's still owed $1.8 million per season until 2020 from his buyout with the Bucks, so he'll likely be willing to play for the veteran's minimum. Sanders does have upside, but he's been out of the league for way too long to expect immediate success upon his return. He may be able to find a 10-day contract somewhere, but this is a situation you can watch from the wire in all settings.
Jan 31 - 6:36 PM

Several teams have reportedly expressed interest in Larry Sanders.

Sanders wants to get back into the NBA, but so far he's only had a workout for the Celtics, which reportedly was not all that impressive. Teams around the league are waiting for the trade market to develop before turning their eyes to Sanders, so it sounds like if he is granted a roster spot this season, it won't be until after the deadline. For now, Sanders can safely remain on the waiver wire in all formats.
Jan 30 - 5:49 PM is reporting that the Wizards have not and do not plan to meet with free agent Larry Sanders.

The Wiz will need front-court depth if Ian Mahinmi (knees) is unable to return. However, it appears they are not interested in Sanders. It was also reported that Sanders did have a try-out with the Celtics earlier this week, but that he was unimpressive and was not in 'basketball-ready' shape. Nonetheless, it safe to assume that some team with take a flier on Sanders at some point this season via a 10-day contract.
Jan 28 - 12:06 PM

Former Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders worked out for the Celtics on Thursday.

Sanders hasn't played since walking away from the NBA in 2015 due to health concerns. The Celtics do have a need for a rebounder and rim-protector, so there is a fit there if Sanders is capable of producing on the floor. However, Boston already has 15 men on it's roster and, according to the report, Sanders "did not look overly impressive during the workout." Still, something to keep an eye on for now. It appears likely that Sanders will get a 10-day contract from some team at some point this season.
Jan 27 - 9:28 AM

Larry Sanders said he's looking to join an NBA team.

He said he's looking for the right fit for him and that it "shouldn't be long now." We should start getting reports of Sanders going through some workouts and a team could give him a 10-day deal. Sanders should have a lot of rust after not playing since the 2014-15 season, so he's not a lock to make a roster.
Jan 26 - 8:47 PM

Both the Warriors and Cavaliers reportedly expressed "serious interest" in signing Larry Sanders this summer.

With training camp just a month away, and no current rumblings of a contract offer from either of the aforementioned clubs, it seems as though their reported interest in Sanders has dissipated. Sanders reportedly is uninterested in signing a training camp deal, but given the way that he exited Milwaukee, it would be surprising to see another team out there just hand him a guaranteed deal. For now, an NBA comeback for Sanders seems unlikely.
Source: Vice Sports
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 10:22:00 AM

Larry Sanders reportedly isn't interested in a training camp deal.

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders indicated that Sanders is looking for the "right situation with real opportunity," but so far nothing has come to fruition. Sanders is 28 years old and has been working out in preparation for an NBA comeback, and he could be a bargain if he lands on the right team -- he's apparently willing to play for the veteran's minimum.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Larry Sanders may be willing to play for the veteran's minimum, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.

To be clear, this is just Kyler's opinion and in no way is stemming from a direct quote from Sanders. Sanders is just 28 years old, so an NBA comeback is not all that far fetched, and he's currently keeping himself in shape in California. It'll be interesting to see if Sanders can earn another deal after walking away from millions in Milwaukee due to some issues with anxiety and depression, but it's worth noting that Kyler himself has not heard of any specific club being interested in Sanders.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 10:49:00 AM

Larry Sanders is currently working out in California, and he remains open to an NBA comeback.

Several teams have reportedly expressed interest in Sanders, and at just 28 years old, an NBA comeback isn't entirely out of the question. We'll let you know if anything becomes of the reported interest from the unnamed teams.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Larry Sanders said in a recent interview with Basketball Insiders that he could see himself returning to the NBA.

"I could see myself coming back to the NBA and… I mean, I’ll just leave it at that," Sanders said. "I can’t say too much. I can see myself coming back there." Sanders added that he misses basketball and that he's in a much better place now than when he walked away from the NBA last year, but it's still unclear how soon he wants to return. For what it's worth, Sanders has season tickets for the Lakers.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 09:20:00 AM

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