HoopsHype Larry Sanders rumors

June 20, 2014 Updates

Contrary to a report, the market for Sanders is virtually non-existent as he not only has been plagued by off-court issues — he is expected to enter a rehab facility this summer — but will be entering the first of a four-year, $44 million contract next season. Racine Journal-Times

June 18, 2014 Updates

There is a lot of interest in (Larry) Sanders right now. They might be able to use that (or John Henson) to get another pick in the draft. Point guard is an area they'd like more help at and there are several intriguing point guards a little later in the draft. I know the Bucks would love another Lottery pick, but the cost is high right now. ESPN.com

May 6, 2014 Updates

On the subject of using their cap space to upgrade via trade as opposed to outright signings, Milwaukee's Larry Sanders remains another potential target after an absolute nightmare season. Monta has never been better since the Mavs imported him from Milwaukee; could life with Nowitzki, Carlisle and Cuban have a similar effect on Sanders? ESPN.com

April 9, 2014 Updates

Bucks officials confirmed that fourth-year center Larry Sanders has started his five-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy. Sanders was not with the Bucks for their Wednesday game against Indiana and could not be at the arena, per NBA policy. Sanders was suspended for a third positive marijuana test. He was out due to surgery for right orbital fractures and it was uncertain when his suspension would begin. But this means the 6-foot-11 Sanders will not have to start next season with a suspension. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

April 5, 2014 Updates

"I study it and I know the benefits it has. In a lot of ways we've been deprived. You can't really label it with so many other drugs that people can be addicted to and have so many negative effects on your body and your family and your relationships and impairment. This is not the same thing. "The stigma is that it's illegal. I hate that. Once this becomes legal, this all will go away. But I understand for my work it's a banned substance. I will deal with the consequences and I apologize again to my fans for that." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Asked if he could overcome a suspension to start next season, Sanders said, "Yeah I could. It's just more motivation to work harder. It's something negative to deal with. But the recipe doesn't change for me. I'm just as excited for the summer. "It's been two opposite sides of the spectrum in a lot of ways. Two extremes. A consistent season would be great. I'll be better from this. I've learned a lot already from this year. I'm going to continue to learn. I hate that this is a negative impact on my fans and my family or the organization." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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February 14, 2014 Updates

Bucks center Larry Sanders will be out a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery Thursday to repair right orbital bone fractures he suffered in Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets. The surgery was performed by Dr. Gerald J. Harris at the Eye Institute of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital, team officials announced. Sanders suffered his eye injury when he was inadvertently elbowed by Rockets guard James Harden as they contested for a rebound in the first quarter of Saturday's game. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

February 11, 2014 Updates

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders is out indefinitely with a fractured right orbital bone suffered Saturday night against Houston. It's the latest in a series of blows this season for the 6-foot-11 Sanders, who signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension in the off-season. Sanders suffered his latest injury while contesting for a rebound in the first quarter when he inadvertently was elbowed by Rockets guard James Harden. "It's really unfortunate because the kid had been playing well," Bucks coach Larry Drew said of Sanders. "He was starting to play with a rhythm and had played two of his better games this year." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Q: Is there any chance the Mavs can get their hands on Larry Sanders? I know it is a gamble but maybe it's worth it. I guess a package of one or two expiring contracts and 2 or 3 second round picks is not enough or what is your opinion? Eddie Sefko: From what I'm hearing, the Bucks don't want to deal Larry Sanders because they know they'd be selling low. And I don't believe the Mavericks are infatuated with the troubled big man. Plus, is he going to come in and take minutes away from Dalembert or Blair or Wright? Probably so. And that might be a complicated mix to to make happen. If it required a transition period (read: unexpected losses), it's not worth it. Dallas Morning News

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