Larry Sanders RUMORS & NEWS

  • Larry Sanders to ‘look into coming back’ to NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "After accepting a buyout from the Milwaukee Bucks to step away from the NBA last season, Larry Sanders told The Vertical he plans to pursue a return to the NBA once his off-court ventures stabilize. "Once my art, music and passions off the court feel stable, I will look into coming back," Sanders..." February 09

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Multiple Mavs sources say they have nothing brewing with Larry Sanders. But they'd be in front of line if he wanted to play ball again.

  • Bucks will pay Larry Sanders for next 7 years

    Racine Journal-Times "The Milwaukee Bucks have put Larry Sanders their rear view mirror, but his contract isn't going anywhere any time soon. Just over two weeks ago, the Bucks and the beleaguered veteran center agreed to a buyout on his guaranteed, four-year, $44 million contract. Since then, there have been..." March 08

  • Larry Sanders bravely explains why he walked away from the NBA

    CBS Sports "Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders didn't owe anybody an explanation for walking away from the NBA and accepting a buyout from the Milwaukee Bucks, but he decided to tell his side of the story. In a video and a piece for The Players' Tribune, he explained that he's dealing with anxiety and..." February 25

  • Larry Sanders Buyout in Milwaukee is Complete. What's Next?

    The Big Lead "Larry Sanders, the enigmatic forward of the Milwaukee Bucks who had skyscraping highs and rock-bottom lows in five years with the franchise, has been bought out and is now a free agent. Sanders only turned 26 in November. The 6-foot-11 Sanders was the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft..." February 19

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Larry Sanders' buyout has been completed for days -- and he is expected to receive $13 million pay out on rest of $40M, source tells RealGM.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say that Milwaukee's buyout of big man Larry Sanders is all but done and sides' parting is soon to be made official

  • Larry Sanders, Bucks in buyout talks, NBA source confirms

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A league source confirmed Monday that discussions are taking place on a buyout of the remainder of Larry Sanders' four-year, $44 million contract. ESPN first reported the buyout discussions. Sanders has missed the last 24 games, last appearing for the Bucks on Dec. 23 against Charlotte. He..." February 16

  • Larry Sanders suspension ends, out for personal reasons vs. Kings

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Larry Sanders' league drug suspension ended at 12 games when he was listed as out due to personal reasons Wednesday night against Sacramento. A source indicated Sanders' suspension ended on Wednesday. The 6-foot-11 center had to be in "full compliance" with conditions of his league-mandated..." February 12

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    Hammond on Larry Sanders: "Nothing has been determined at this point. We’ll just continue to follow the progress."

  • Larry Sanders remains suspended after 10 games

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Bucks just played their 11th game since Larry Sanders was suspended at least 10 games for violating the NBA’s drug rules, and he wasn’t active. What gives? Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: the suspension will not end until he is in “full compliance” with his..." February 10

  • Larry Sanders Suspended At Least 10 Games For Drug Vioation

    Real GM Basketball "Larry Sanders has been suspended at least 10 games by the NBA for a violation of the anti-drug program. Sanders has been out with personal issues since Dec. 23 and has reportedly considered quitting basketball. " January 17

  • Larry Sanders on rumor he doesn't want to play: 'That's not true'

    CBS Sports "Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders hasn't played since Dec. 23, with the team citing illness and then "personal reasons" to explain his absence, but he rejoined the team to watch their loss to the Phoenix Suns from the bench on Tuesday. He spoke to reporters afterward, and he addressed the rumor..." January 07

  • Sanders rejoins Bucks, nixes retirement talk

    ESPN "Larry Sanders rejoined the Bucks on Tuesday for the first time since Dec. 23 and watched Milwaukee's 102-96 loss to the Phoenix Suns from the bench. Sanders had been away dealing with illness and what the team termed personal issues. Earlier this week, one media report on Twitter suggested the..." January 07

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    #Bucks coach Jason Kidd tells @620wtmj that he believes Larry Sanders will be back in the next couple of days, possibly as early as tomorrow

  • Larry Sanders Tells Bucks He Doesn't Want To Play Basketball Anymore

    Real GM Basketball "Larry Sanders recently told some members of the Milwaukee Bucks' front office that he doesn't want to play basketball anymore, according to sources. Sanders is in the first season of a four-year, $44 million extension and hasn't played in the past six games. " January 06

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    #Bucks coach Jason Kidd said Larry Sanders is out due to “personal reasons” and there’s no timetable for his return to the team.

  • Larry Sanders won't start when he returns, Jason Kidd says

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Larry Sanders is scheduled to miss his fifth consecutive game Friday night when the Milwaukee Bucks return home to face the Indiana Pacers. Sanders is listed as being out with illness but few details have been disclosed about the nature of the malady keeping him out of the lineup. Bucks..." January 02

  • Larry Sanders seems to embrace Bucks' new culture

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It was not always clear how much the Milwaukee Bucks missed Larry Sanders' presence in the middle last season. Sanders' reinvigorated play through the first 16 games is showing just how much. The 6-foot-11 center is again becoming the team's defensive anchor while finding his place in the..." November 28

  • Bucks assistant GM David Morway: Larry Sanders 'absolutely' in plans

    CBS Sports "Milwaukee Bucks assistant general manager David Morway told HoopsHype's David Alarcon that center Larry Sanders is a part of the team's future: Absolutely. Yeah, yeah. Larry is in our future plans. We are hopeful that this year Larry gets back to being the basketball player that he was two..." September 11

  • Report: Larry Sanders expected to enter rehab this summer

    CBS Sports "Bucks center Larry Sanders was a breakout star two years ago. He became a dominant defender, was shown to be an intelligent, thoughtful guy, and looked like a franchise center for the Bucks. Milwaukee rewarded him with a four-year, $44 million extension, despite the fact that he had locker room..." June 20

  • Sanders punched Dunleavy during 2012-13 season, according to report

    Bucksketball "According to a radio interview that Gery Woelfel did with Bill Michaels of WSSP 1250, Larry Sanders reportedly punched Mike Dunleavy, Jr. in a locker room incident during the 2012-13 season. Given the miserable string of incidents that marred Sanders’ 2013-14 season, finding out an extra one..." June 09

  • Weeding out Celtics' interest in Bucks' Sanders

    CSN New England "With the No. 6 pick in next month's NBA draft, the Boston Celtics are not going to get a rim-protecting big man. With so few available by way of free agency, swinging a trade for one seems to be the most likely route for Boston. But if there are so few and they are so in demand, why would..." May 29

  • How the NBA decided to let Larry Sanders serve his suspension now

    SB Nation "Back on March 20, Bucks coach Larry Drew confirmed to reporters that the team's star center Larry Sanders would miss the remainder of the season due to a fractured bone near his right eye. Sanders had undergone surgery in February after an errant elbow caused the injury; there was little reason..." April 10

  • Bucks' Larry Sanders defends his marijuana use

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders was apologetic about a five-game drug suspension but also vigorously defended his marijuana use in an interview Friday night before the Bucks played the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Sanders' season-long saga took another wrong turn earlier Friday when..." April 05

  • Larry Sanders suspended five games for violating anti-drug policy

    CBS Sports "Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders, already out for the year with an orbital one fracture, has been suspended five games by the NBA for violating the terms of the NBA/NBAP Anti-Drug Program, the league announced Friday. As Sanders is out for the season due to injury, he will serve the suspension..." April 05

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Milwaukee's Larry Sanders suspended for five games for violating the NBA's Anti-Drug program, league says.

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Sanders is on current West Coast trip with team. Team source said target is mid-April to begin light activity. Big summer ahead for Sanders.

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    Larry Drew says he thinks Larry Sanders can't do anything basketball related for six weeks. Not a good sign for his return this year. #Bucks

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    Aron Yohannes @AronYohannes

    #Bucks confirm that Larry Sanders underwent orbital bone surgery, he will miss a minimum of six weeks.

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    Sanders will see a specialist tomorrow, according to the #Bucks

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Bucks will list Larry Sanders (right eye contusion) and Ersan Ilyasova (back spasms) as questionable for Monday's home game vs. Celtics.

  • No, the Bucks don’t want to trade your team Larry Sanders. Nice try.

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last season Milwaukee’s Larry Sanders was a breakout player, his shot blocking and defensive presence in the paint was one of the reasons the Bucks were good enough to make the playoffs, plus he scored an efficient 9.5 points a game. That earned him a four-year, $44 million contract extension as..." February 08

  • Larry Sanders latest and more chatter

    ESPN "The question was posed Thursday on and is starting to be asked with regularity in Big D by restless fans of the Dallas Mavericks: Could the Mavs make a legitimate play for Milwaukee Bucks big man Larry Sanders before the Feb. 20 trade deadline? The answer, for now, appears..." February 07

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Bucks coach Larry Drew said John Henson will be out of lineup again tonight in Memphis. Sidelined by sprained right wrist.

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    O.J. Mayo and Larry Sanders missed practice today with flu-like symptoms.

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Both Larry Sanders and O.J. Mayo (illnesses) are OUT for Bucks vs. #Pistons tonight

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    No further disciplinary action for Larry Sanders and he will be able to play tonight in Toronto, per league source.

  • Bucks big man Larry Sanders could return next week

    SB Nation "Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders could return to the lineup from a right thumb injury as early as next week, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Sanders isn't practicing with the team yet, but he's working out twice a day and has been able to do some shooting..." December 20

  • Police ticket Bucks' Larry Sanders in nightclub fight

    Sporting News "Police have cited Bucks center Larry Sanders for disorderly conduct and assault and battery in a fight last month at a downtown Milwaukee nightclub. The two charges are municipal citations. The Milwaukee County district attorney's office has said it has no plans to issue criminal charges..." December 05

  • Bucks center Larry Sanders out six weeks after thumb surgery

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks announced Monday night that center Larry Sanders underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb and will miss six weeks of time in recovery. The injury was sustained on November 2nd when Sanders was involved in a bar fight. The injury was not supposed to keep him out..." November 12

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    Larry Sanders didn't practice today and is listed as "day to day." Luke Ridnour and Zaza Pachulia didn't practice either.

  • Larry Sanders issues apology for involvement in club fight

    SB Nation "The Bucks' big man issued a statement regarding his involvement in a fight he was under investigation for. Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders released an apology for his involvement in a fight at a downtown Milwaukee club Saturday night. "I've talked to the team and apologized to them,..." November 08

  • Bucks' Larry Sanders won't be charged in bar incident

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders will not face any charges related to an altercation that occurred last weekend at a Milwaukee nightclub, officials announced Thursday. Milwaukee County Chief Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern said in an email that no criminal charges would be issued in..." November 08

  • Bucks sit Larry Sanders amid reports of bar brawl

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Starting center Larry Sanders was out of the Milwaukee Bucks lineup Wednesday night against Cleveland and apparently his absence stemmed from an off-court incident that occurred early Sunday morning. In his pregame remarks Bucks coach Larry Drew said "it was reported there was an..." November 07

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    No criminal charges will be filed against Larry Sanders, according to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office.

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Bucks' Larry Sanders out after off-court incident and will not play Wed. Coach Larry Drew said "right now it's under investigation."

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    #Bucks center Larry Sanders missed practice today because his wife is going into labor

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    Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks

    Tonight's starters: Knight, Mayo, Butler, Middleton & SANDERS! #MILvNYK

  • Larry Sanders strives to keep calm, carry Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Keeping control of his emotions on the basketball court is not an easy task for Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders. It's a daily chore and Sanders freely admits he must not let up on his efforts to remain calm. Now armed with a four-year $44 million contract extension the 24-year-old..." October 20