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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
Contract: view contract details

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In a brief article in The Players' Tribune, Larry Sanders said that he left the NBA to explore his true purpose in life.
"I love basketball, and if I get to a point where I feel I’m capable of playing basketball again, I will," Sanders said. "I’ve had to make the difficult decision to follow my intuition, and allow myself the space and time to explore my true purpose in life." Sanders said that he recently entered a program for anxiety, depression and mood disorders, and it's clear that we may not see him back in the NBA for quite some time. Some things are much bigger than basketball, and we wish him nothing but the best during this difficult time. Feb 25 - 10:49 AM

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The Bucks and Larry Sanders have completed their buyout agreement.

He's probably not going to be interested in playing basketball this season, so he probably won't join a team this year. Hopefully, he's able to figure out if playing in the NBA is right for him soon. As for the Bucks, they now have 14 players on their roster and could look to sign someone else.
Feb 21 - 7:09 PM

There is no plan for Larry Sanders to sign elsewhere in the NBA this season after his buyout from the Bucks, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Sanders needs to work on himself as a person before focusing on his play as a basketball player. There are some teams interested in signing Sanders, but he might just sit out the season to determine if he wants to play again. Fantasy owners can keep him on the wire.
Feb 18 - 3:20 PM

The Dallas Mavericks are said to be looking into Larry Sanders after he agreed to a buyout with the Bucks on Wednesday.

The buyout isn't official just yet as Sanders still has to sign the paperwork, but all signs point to him parting ways with Milwaukee very soon. The Mavericks are reportedly moving forward with caution due to the rocky relationship that Monta Ellis had with Sanders when they were in Milwaukee together, but it's still unclear whether or not Sanders even wants to play again this season. The Mavericks are still expected to sign Amare Stoudemire in the coming days, so there isn't exactly a lot of minutes to go around in Dallas' frontcourt. We will pass along further details when they become available, but owners would be advised to leave Sanders on the wire until further notice.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 18 - 1:07 PM

The Bucks and Larry Sanders have agreed to a buyout and the deal is all but done according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

The Bucks are expected to formally announce the buyout soon, but it's safe to declare that Sander's days in Milwaukee are over. While Sanders will be able to sign with another team as a free agent, it's considered highly unlikely at this point as it's clear that he has some personal issues to deal with. If any additional details emerge on this situation, we will let you know about it. Unless Sanders somehow lands in an ideal situation, he belongs on the wire.
Feb 18 - 10:58 AM

According to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, Larry Sanders is unlikely to play again this season due to undisclosed personal issues.

The Bucks and Sanders are currently progressing in buyout talks that would allow him to become a free agent, but it's probably best for him to spend some time away from basketball in order to sort out his personal issues. We will let you know if the two sides agree to a buyout, but it's safe to leave Sanders on the wire until further notice.
Feb 18 - 10:14 AM

Though nothing is imminent, Larry Sanders and the Bucks are progressing in buyout talks.

If and when a buyout is completed, Sanders would become a free agent and would be able to sign with any team. There are a number of contenders who could benefit from his post presence, but Sanders is best left on the wire for fantasy purposes.
Feb 17 - 12:23 PM

The Bucks and Larry Sanders have begun discussions on a contract buyout, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein.

Stein writes that Sanders is "not expected to play for Milwaukee again." Sanders has been out for "personal reasons" since his league-mandated suspension ended, and the 26-year-old is facing an unclear future. It's best for both sides to move on at this point, and we're wishing nothing but the best for Sanders as he moves forward in his personal journey.
Source: ESPN
Feb 16 - 9:25 AM

Larry Sanders' league suspension is over and he is not with the team due to personal reasons.

It doesn't sound he's going to be back with the team any time soon. Sanders is not worth stashing in almost any league. Zaza Pachulia and John Henson will hold down the fort at center.
Feb 11 - 9:24 PM

Bucks' GM John Hammond said, "nothing has been determined at this point," regarding Larry Sanders.

Sanders has not played in a game since Dec. 23 due to personal reasons, and he has received multiple suspensions from the league due to violating the NBA's anti-drug policy during his time with the Bucks. Sanders will likely be traded away, or simply waived at some point this season, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues until he's able to return to the court.
Feb 10 - 4:46 PM

The NBA will make the call on determining if Larry Sanders will be suspended beyond his 10-day suspension.

His 10-game suspension ends tonight and previous reports have him unlikely to return Saturday against the Celtics. There were rumors of him not wanting to play basketball anymore and the Bucks seem to have their frontcourt figured out without him. Sanders can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Feb 6 - 3:10 PM

Larry Sanders will likely miss more games beyond his 10-game suspension.

He's violated the NBA's drug policy at least four times and has been suspended twice for it. There is talk of him not wanting to play anymore. The Bucks are not discussing a buy-out of Sanders, but it's certainly something that could happen. He can be ignored in most in fantasy leagues.
Jan 21 - 2:29 PM

Larry Sanders reportedly plans to use his 10-game suspension for violating the leagues' anti-drug policy to deal with his core personal issues and learn to live without marijuana use.

Sanders' story has turned from frustrating to sad, and we wish him the best in his recovery. His camp maintains that he does want to continue his basketball career, although his future with the Bucks is unclear at this point. It's worth noting that a discussion of a contract buyout has not yet taken place, but that's not to say it's not a definite possibility. Zaza Pachulia, Ersan Ilyasova, John Henson, and Johnny O'Bryant will continue to man the Bucks' frontcourt with Sanders unavailable.

The NBA has suspended Larry Sanders for 10 game due to violating its drug policy.

This is his second suspension due to drugs and his career has spiraled downward in the past two seasons. There were rumors of Sanders telling the Bucks he didn't want to play basketball anymore and this news certainly solidifies that talk. There's a decent chance we won't see him on the court this year or in a Bucks uniform again.
Jan 16 - 3:34 PM

Larry Sanders (personal) won't play on Thursday vs. the Knicks in London, and he didn't even travel with the team.

He remains without a timetable to return and the Bucks are going to give him all the time he needs to sort things out. Aside from deeper leagues, owners can feel free to move on until we get a positive report, while Zaza Pachulia and John Henson will continue to see an uptick in minutes for the Bucks.
Jan 14 - 10:02 AM

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