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Larry Sanders | Center/Forward | #8

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 230
College: Virginia Commonwealth
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (15) / MLW

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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. Jul 27 - 10:49 AM

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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.
Jul 7 - 4:10 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.
Mar 11 - 9:20 AM

Larry Sanders is plotting a return to the NBA, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Sanders hasn't played in an NBA game since the 2014-15 season, but is still just 27 years old. "I feel highly valuable on any team," Sanders said. "There aren't a lot of people who can bring my game to a team. I still play basketball all the time, staying in shape. I will need to make sure the situation is right for me." While the big man could help fantasy rosters if he gets minutes on a new team, he can safely be left on waivers for now.
Feb 9 - 10:30 AM

There is "nothing brewing" with the Mavs and Larry Sanders, according to ESPN's Tim McMahon.

If Sanders did come around and want to play basketball again, the Mavs would be one of the favorites. Sanders isn't going to play this season and might be done for good.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 01:31:00 AM

Larry Sanders said he's going to play basketball at the Drew League.

The Drew League is going on right now with the most recent games taking place on June 28. Sanders doesn't appear to be even close to coming to terms with an NBA team, but this is certainly interesting.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 10:25:00 PM

Larry Sanders was reportedly in Milwaukee this week, but sources close to him say that he doesn't have any desire to play professional basketball again.

Sanders has some personal issues to work through and recently said that he quit basketball to find his true purpose in life, so it doesn't sound like we will see him in the NBA any time soon. There is too much uncertainly surrounding Sanders to consider drafting him next season, but we will monitor this situation very closely in the off-season.
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 09:19:00 AM

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.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:49:00 AM

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.
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 07:09:00 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.
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 03:20:00 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
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 01:07:00 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.
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 10:58:00 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.
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 10:14:00 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.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 12:23:00 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
Mon, Feb 16, 2015 09:25:00 AM

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