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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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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

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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

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

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