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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 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

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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

Coach Jason Kidd said Larry Sanders will be the anchor of the defense and is "one of our leaders."

It's still unclear if he's going to start and there have been some reports of John Henson getting the nod. Sanders had a disastrous 2013-14 and hopefully a new coach can get him back on track. He's a risky selection later in fantasy drafts.
Sep 29 - 2:45 PM

Larry Sanders said that he is planning on wearing goggles this season.

He had an eye injury end his 2013-14 season, which was a complete disaster. Sanders is apparently in a position battle with John Henson and the team's new ownership may have some commitment issues. He broke out in 2012-13 with 2.8 blocks per game, so he could be worth a late-round pick in fantasy drafts.
Sep 20 - 9:48 AM

Milwaukee Bucks assistant general manager David Morway said in an interview that Larry Sanders is part of the team's long-term plan.

Sanders had a very forgettable and injury-plagued 2013-14 season after breaking out in 2012-13, and it sounds like the Bucks haven't given up on him yet. "Larry is in our future plans," said Morway. "We are hopeful that this year Larry gets back to being the basketball player that he was two years ago. He is a defensive presence and a game changer on the court." If Sanders can enter the 2014-15 season with his head on straight, he will be a very valuable addition to many fantasy rosters in the middle rounds of drafts.
Source: Hoops Hype
Sep 11 - 10:29 AM

Jason Kidd believes that Larry Sanders can return to form following a disastrous 2013-14 campaign.

"Yeah [I think he can bounce back]," Kidd said. "I think it starts with being healthy. Two, he's here working out. When you look at that and being gone for five months, he's here with his teammates. That's the start." Saunders signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension last year after an impressive season in which he established himself as an elite rim protector. However, he followed his breakout season with an injury plagued 2013-14 campaign in which he received a suspension for violating the NBA's anti-drug program and only made it through 23 contests. Sanders probably made a lot of people's "never-again lists" last season, but if he's able to keep his act together, he could be a decent value pick going into next season.
Jul 13 - 2:14 PM

Larry Sanders said that his surgically-repaired thumb and orbital bone both feel "great" and he's been fully cleared for basketball activities.

"I feel good, I feel rested," said Sanders, who has been practicing with the Bucks in recent days. He added that he's having a "great time" with Jason Kidd and the new coaching staff, and it's nice to finally see him healthy after a dreadful 2013-14 season in which he missed 59 games.
Jul 11 - 11:08 AM

Larry Sanders went through practice with the Bucks' summer league team on Wednesday.

He reportedly looked great while out there with the young guys. It's been a long, long time since there was anything positive associated with Sanders, which has led to tremendous trade speculation. The Bucks signed him to a four-year, $44 million deal last summer, so that isn't exactly going swimmingly to this point. He'll look to rebound from a catastrophic 2013-14.
Jul 9 - 2:57 PM

The Kings have some interest in acquiring Larry Sanders or Brandon Knight for their eighth pick in the 2014 draft, according to Chad Ford of

Obviously this is just a rumor, but it would be wise for the Bucks to take a page out of the Sixers' book from last year and deal a starter. Jrue Holiday, a better player than Knight or Sanders, was dealt for the sixth pick in the 2013 draft and the 10th pick this year. The Kings do need a guy to protect the rim to take some pressure off DeMarcus Cousins' fouling issue and Sanders' value is awfully low after a horrific 2013-14. Additionally, news came out this week that Larry Sanders punched Mike Dunleavy back in 2012-13, according to the Journal Times.
Jun 11 - 2:35 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Knight
2Kendall Marshall
3Nate Wolters
SG1Jared Dudley
2Giannis Antetokounmpo
3O.J. Mayo
4Jerryd Bayless
SF1Jabari Parker
2Khris Middleton
3Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Henson
3D.J. Stephens
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant