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Larry Sanders | Center/Forward | #9

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 230
College: Virginia Commonwealth
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (15) / MLW
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Larry Sanders reportedly struggled with off-court responsibilities, which was one of the reasons why the Cavs decided to release him.
According to The Atlantic, Sanders missed the team bus from the hotel to the airport Tuesday in Miami. It was at that point the Cavs decided to cut ties and bring in Walter Tavares. "He didn’t have any kind of a setback relative to any of the demons he had or any of those things," Cavs general manager David Griffin said. "He’s an NBA player. He’s kind of flaky. So sometimes you’re late." Sanders may have a tough time finding a team to take a chance on him next season. Apr 15 - 9:44 AM

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The Cavaliers will waive Larry Sanders.

This explains why the Cavs will sign Walter Tavares on Wednesday. Sanders averaged just 2.6 minutes per game in five appearances, and he couldn't even crack the rotation with Tristan Thompson (thumb) on the shelf. If Sanders wants another job in the NBA, he will likely have to accept a minimum deal this summer.
Apr 11 - 10:24 PM

Larry Sanders has been recalled from the D-League.

Since joining the Cavs, Sanders has only managed to get on the floor twice for a total of four minutes. He's not a fantasy option anywhere.
Apr 2 - 5:02 PM

Larry Sanders is headed down for a D-League stint.

He hasn't managed to contribute a single statistic to the box score through his four minutes of total playing time, so he'll get some reps with Cleveland's D-League squad. Unless something catastrophic happens to Cleveland's frontcourt, Sanders won't have any fantasy value this year.
Mar 26 - 2:21 PM

Coach Tyronn Lue said he had no plans to use Larry Sanders in meaningful minutes on Friday night against the Hornets.

The Cavs are on the front end of a back-to-back set and play the Wizards on Saturday night, so there is absolutely a chance for rest tonight. Still, Sanders likely won't be making an impact until the last week of the regular season.
Mar 24 - 4:35 PM

The Cavs recalled Larry Sanders.

He surprisingly made his NBA season debut with two minutes in garbage time. The Cavs are not likely to use Sanders unless it's garbage time for most of the season, but he might be a producer in the last week of the season with players resting.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 16 - 3:52 PM

Larry Sanders has been sent down for a D-League stint.

Sanders was able to log two minutes in his Cleveland debut on Tuesday, but he has a ways to go before he's in game shape. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 15 - 10:08 AM

Larry Sanders made his Cavs' debut on Tuesday, playing two minutes off the bench and missing his only shot.

Sanders is back, but is probably a long way from making an impact for the Cavs, if it ever happens at all. There's no reason to pick him up.
Mar 14 - 10:21 PM

Larry Sanders will be in uniform on the Cavs bench Tuesday night, but he will not play vs. the Pistons.

Sanders wants to get himself into game shape by playing in the D-League, so it could be a while before we see him officially make his Cleveland debut. Even once Sanders works his way into the rotation, he'll just be playing minutes in the teens behind Tristan Thompson, so there's not much incentive to own him anywhere.
Mar 14 - 5:30 PM

The Cavs officially signed Larry Sanders on Monday, and waived Andrew Bogut in a corresponding move.

Sanders is reportedly going to spend most of his time during the regular season working his way back into game shape in the D-League, so there's no incentive to swoop him up in most formats. Bogut is done for the year and belongs on waiver wires everywhere.
Mar 13 - 4:37 PM

According to TNT reporter David Aldridge, Larry Sanders will spend "most" of the regular season playing in the D-League.

We previously said that Sanders could be looking at minutes in the teens behind Tristan Thompson, but the Cavs are going to take things very slowly. Aldridge said that right now the plan is for Sanders to practice with the Cavaliers and play for the Canton Charge in the D-League. He adds that their goal is to have him ready in time for the playoffs. Assuming this report is accurate, Sanders can be left on the waiver wire. The Cavs are expected to sign him on Monday evening.
Mar 13 - 11:56 AM

Larry Sanders has agreed to a deal with the Cavaliers according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

After Andrew Bogut was ruled out for the season with a fractured tibia, the Cavs didn't waste any time and immediately engaged with Sanders in negotiations over the weekend. He's expected to be signed for the remainder of the season with an option for the 2017-18 season as well. The Cavs desperately needed some depth behind Tristan Thompson, so Sanders could be looking at minutes in the teens right out of the gate. Sanders hasn't played since the 2014-15 season in which he posted averages of 7.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 21.7 minutes. For now, he's just a deep-league pickup if you need blocks.
Mar 13 - 9:21 AM

According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Larry Sanders and the Cavaliers are in serious discussions toward a deal.

The Cavaliers need another plan at center with Andrew Bogut (leg) out for the season, so Sanders could come in and provide some rim protection off the bench behind Tristan Thompson. It's not an ideal landing spot for Sanders by any means, but if you're in a deeper league and need some blocks, he's certainly worth keeping an eye on. We'll let you know if/when the two sides agree to a deal. For what it's worth, the Cavs may not make a decision until they return home from their road trip after Sunday's game vs. the Rockets.
Mar 10 - 7:43 PM

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

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

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