HoopsHype Larry Sanders rumors

December 20, 2013 Updates

Bucks center Larry Sanders is getting closer to a return but is not practicing with the team yet. Sanders worked out with strength and conditioning coach Robert Hackett on Thursday morning before the team's practice session. The 6-foot-11 Sanders underwent surgery on Nov. 11 to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, the result of a fight at a downtown Milwaukee night club in the early morning hours Nov. 3. Monday will be the six-week mark from the date of the surgery, and a return around Christmas would not be surprising. The Bucks play the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Dec. 27 and are at home to face Minnesota on Dec. 28. Then the Bucks head on a four-game western trip, starting with a New Year's Eve game against the Los Angeles Lakers. "He has been working out twice a day," Bucks coach Larry Drew said of Sanders. "He gets in here before we get started and then he comes back in the evenings. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

December 19, 2013 Updates

The 6-foot-11 Sanders underwent surgery on Nov. 11 to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, the result of a fight at a downtown Milwaukee night club in the early morning hours Nov. 3. Monday will be the six-week mark from the date of the surgery, and a return around Christmas would not be surprising. The Bucks play the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Dec. 27 and are at home to face Minnesota on Dec. 28. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

December 6, 2013 Updates
December 5, 2013 Updates

Bucks center Larry Sanders, following the release of video of his role in the November nightclub fight, released this statement on Instagram on Thursday. It reads as follows: "I blame no one for my mistakes. I take full responsibility for my actions, this is something I've dealt with my whole life ... from being the black male followed around the store to being the black male helped around the store ... I've seen the American society from both ends .. ppl are hypnotized by the media to feel and base certain judgment toward certain groups of ppl and they don't even know it ... born into a system put into place before our existence" Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

December 4, 2013 Updates

Larry Sanders bar fight video released, Bucks center cited. The above is a Nov. 3 surveillance video of Milwaukee club Apartment 720, courtesy of Fox 6 Now. In it is Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders finding himself involved in an altercation with some other patrons. Although criminal charges were dropped against Sanders for his involvement in the bar fight, WISN was first to report on Wednesday that the Bucks center will be cited for assault and battery and disorderly conduct, both of which are municipal charges. SB Nation

The above is a Nov. 3 surveillance video of Milwaukee club Apartment 720, courtesy of Fox 6 Now. In it is Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders finding himself involved in an altercation with some other patrons. Though charges were dropped against Sanders for his involvement in the bar fight, WISN was first to report on Wednesday that the Bucks center will be cited for assault and battery and disorderly conduct. SB Nation

November 12, 2013 Updates

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders, who was involved in an altercation at a Milwaukee nightclub on Nov. 3, was cited twice last January for cruelty to animals, according to Municipal Court records. Sanders paid a total of $330 for the two municipal citations. According to court records, a neighbor called police to say Sanders kept his two German shepherd puppies outside in the cold for hours without proper shelter, food and water. The person said she tried to speak with Sanders about his dogs, but felt intimidated and was told by Sanders to leave his property. The neighbor said Sanders told herhe was going to call the police if she returned, court records say. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

November 11, 2013 Updates
November 9, 2013 Updates

No criminal charges were filed against Sanders or anyone else in the incident, according to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office. But an attorney for one of the patrons at Apartment 720 released a statement Thursday saying his client required eight stitches over his eye and leaving open the possibility of a civil suit. "I want to start by saying I put myself in a bad situation over the weekend," Sanders said in a statement to reporters after practice Friday. "I didn't make the best decisions down the stretch, but I would like to apologize to my fans here and Sen. Kohl, who I will talk to directly. I've talked to the team and apologized to them, just for shedding a negative light on our team and our organization. "It's not what we're about at all; it's not who we are. It's not what we stand for. I offer my apologies to everyone, especially the fans. I know they put a lot on me and they count on me a lot. "For everyone I let down, I'm going to get better, going to be better. I'm going to get better at this, on and off the court. I'm going to come back better. I just thank everyone for their concerns and being patient with me." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

November 8, 2013 Updates
November 7, 2013 Updates

No charges will be filed in a nightclub fight involving Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders. The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office announced the decision Thursday after reviewing the "altercation" that happened early Sunday. Sanders sat out the Bucks' 109-104 victory Wednesday night over Cleveland because of a sore thumb. The team said Sanders hurt the thumb in the previous game, a loss in the home opener last week to Toronto. ESPN.com

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