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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
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Larry Sanders has been suspended for Thursday's game against Sacramento for pushing Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated towards the basket.
That means that Zaza Pachulia is going to get all the run he can handle with Sanders, John Henson (foot), and Ersan Ilyasova (nose) unavailable, and he makes for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Johnny O'Bryant may see some extended minutes off the bench, but he's still working himself into basketball shape, so Zaza is the guy to target here. Dec 18 - 4:14 PM

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Larry Sanders played 21 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds and one steal.

He is not getting minutes at power forward, so he's not going to benefit from the injury to Jabari Parker (knee). Before tonight, Sanders has actually played just 67 minutes this season without Jabari next to him, so tonight foreign territory to a small degree. He's an inconsistent player and that's not going to change.
Dec 18 - 2:12 AM

Larry Sanders was in foul trouble as per usual on Monday against the Suns, playing just 13 minutes with no points, one rebound and one steal.

He had a nice game on Saturday, but inconsistency is Larry Sanders' middle name. His averages weren't too bad before tonight with 7.5 points, 6.3 boards, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals, so there is some promise here. Sanders doesn't play power forward, so don't expect him to gain value. If the inconsistent nights are too much for you, there's no need to be too attached to him.
Dec 16 - 1:55 AM

Larry Sanders had 15 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

He continues to be on a roller coaster following his six-point, 13-minute game on Tuesday. Sanders does have some upside, but he's not a must-own player just because he's bound for an awful game sooner rather than later.
Dec 13 - 10:50 PM

Larry Sanders started Tuesday's game but finished with just six points, two rebounds and three steals in 13 minutes.

Sanders' playing time has been an issue this season and he didn't help his case on Tuesday by racking up four fouls in limited action. His recent illness wasn't the cause of his disappearance and fantasy owners can only hope for a spirited effort when the Bucks return to action vs. the Clippers on Saturday.
Dec 9 - 11:37 PM

Larry Sanders (flu) returned to Milwaukee's starting lineup on Sunday, scoring 10 points with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 28 minutes vs. the Mavericks.

Sanders was less than 100 percent on Friday, when he logged just 18 minutes off the bench, but he should be fine for the Bucks' upcoming two-game week. He's been a late-round value in just 22 minutes per game this season, and will need a sustained bump in playing time to crack the middle rounds.
Dec 7 - 10:35 PM

Larry Sanders (illness) will start against the Mavericks on Sunday.

He is getting over the flu and should be good to go. Sanders will need to stay out of foul trouble against Tyson Chandler tonight and probably won't have a great game.
Dec 7 - 6:13 PM

Larry Sanders is (flu) is probable for Sunday's game against Dallas.

He is fully expected to play and was able to go on Friday, so owners can expect to have him available. Sanders has been struggling lately, and may belong on fantasy benches until he turns it around.
Dec 7 - 12:41 PM

Larry Sanders' status was a bloody mess before Friday's game, but he eventually would play 18 minutes off the bench and finish with six points and six rebounds.

Sanders had the flu and he has been struggling lately, but has a solid body of work on the year as a late-round value and he should bounce back soon.
Dec 6 - 2:31 AM

Updating a previous item, Larry Sanders (illness) is available to play on Friday.

The Bucks are up to their usual tricks of ruling players out and putting them on the court. If commissioner Adam Silver is going to continue his ways of being pro-gambling, this type of stuff will have to stop coming out of Milwaukee.
Dec 5 - 8:10 PM

Larry Sanders (illness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Heat, and Zaza Pachulia will draw the start.

Miami has often given up big lines to opposing centers, so Zaza could make for a solid plug-and-play option tonight in daily leagues. The Bucks play again on Sunday, and we'll be considering Sanders questionable for that one. Stay tuned.
Dec 5 - 6:50 PM

Larry Sanders credited Jason Kidd for helping his turnaround this season.

"It's just finding your pace again," he said. "But Coach (Kidd) has been great, my teammates have been great with me and I'm just trying to play off of them." Kidd and his staff made it a point to make Sanders a focal point during the offseason, and Sanders credits a complete culture change. Expect Sanders to only get better from here on out.
Dec 1 - 9:05 AM

Larry Sanders looked a little better against the Rockets on Saturday with 11 points, five rebounds and three blocks in 24 minutes.

He's had more foul trouble than Colonel Sanders had trouble with fowl in his heyday, but he kept them in check tonight with the Rockets lacking an interior presence. Poor puns aside, Sanders should see all the run he can handle with the Bucks very thin up front and should be worth owning in standard leagues. He does have 2.6 blocks per game in just 21.6 minutes per game over his last five, so the upside is certainly there.
Nov 30 - 1:37 AM

Larry Sanders played just 11 minutes in Friday's win over the Pistons, finishing with six points, three rebounds and one steal.

Sanders had four fouls and Jason Kidd went with the second unit a lot tonight. He also is coming off a nice game on Wednesday and has generally stayed in his lane within the top-100 this season.
Nov 29 - 12:24 AM

Jason Kidd was complimentary of Larry Sanders play during a recent interview.

"He's there protecting the little guys," Kidd said. "And I think offensively he's around the rim finishing up plays. Also he's in the post making plays for himself or for his teammates. So he's playing on both ends at a very high level." Sanders is coming off a game in which he tallied 15 points, seven rebounds, and five blocks, and despite playing limited minutes (22.2 per game) he's been effective. Sanders should be owned in all leagues for his ability to put up gaudy shot-blocking totals on any given night.
Nov 28 - 9:43 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Knight
2Kendall Marshall
3Nate Wolters
SG1O.J. Mayo
2Jared Dudley
3Jerryd Bayless
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Khris Middleton
3Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Henson
3Jabari Parker
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant