HoopsHype Larry Sanders rumors

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Q.What about Larry Sanders, and can he bounce back after his disastrous 2013-'14 season? And can he control his emotions on the floor? Jason Kidd. Yeah. I think it starts with being healthy. Two, he's here working out. When you look at that and being gone for five months, he's here with his teammates. That's the start. He's been great. He's talking. He wants to be a leader. He cares. He's talking to the young guys at practice, taking them to dinner (Friday). That shows his leadership. Tyson (Chandler) off the floor is great but when he gets on the floor he gets into his warrior mentality. Sometimes you play with that spirit and it's all being able to control it, making sure mentally you don't get taken out of the game. There's always going to be a call you feel you didn't get. But just stay in the moment, and hopefully that's what I can get across. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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One of the final straws for Nets ownership came around the trade deadline. Kidd advocated for a trade with the Bucks that would sent Brook Lopez and Mirza Teletovic to Milwaukee for the deeply troubled Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova. The suggestion, mostly about Kidd's belief that Lopez couldn't fit in his system, was considered and rejected by the Nets brass. NetsDaily

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Still another Bucks player who could be wearing a new uniform next season is beleaguered center Larry Sanders, who has been saddled by a spate of off-court issues. Sanders will be entering the first of a fully-guaranteed four-year, $44 million contract next season, making him virtually untradeable. However, some team may be enticed to take on Sanders’ issues and hefty contract if perhaps Ilyasova, Henson or Knight was part of a trade package. Racine Journal-Times

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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