Larry Sanders RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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

  • Brandon Jennings fires back at Larry Sanders "Brandon Jennings said something that Larry Sanders took offense to so Sanders popped off to Jennings. And now it's Jennings turn to respond. The quick summary: After being traded to the Pistons Jennings said he was excited to be playing with better bigs. So Sanders replied with "he has to pass to..." October 04

  • Bucks GM says Sanders key to rebuild, he wants that challenge

    Pro Basketball Talk "For the casual fan who didn’t watch a lot of Bucks basketball last season the four-year $44 million extension Larry Sanders got from the Milwaukee Bucks was head scratching. Who was he and why give him that much money? Because he is one of the up-and-coming best shot blocking defensive bigs in..." September 02

  • Larry Sanders has unified message

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "In one year Larry Sanders has gone from relative obscurity to becoming the centerpiece of the Milwaukee Bucks' rebuilding plans. Even he has a hard time digesting it. But the 24-year-old center said Monday he is ready to embrace his sudden leadership role on a Bucks team that has undergone a..." August 27

  • Bucks officially sign Larry Sanders to a four-year, $44 million contract extension. "The Milwaukee Bucks have signed Larry Sanders (6-11 235) to a multi-year contract extension General Manager John Hammond announced today. Sanders had a breakout year for the Bucks in 2012-13 when he posted career highs across the board with averages of 9.8 points 9.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per..." August 21

  • Larry Sanders is nearing completion on a $44 million extension with Bucks

    Yahoo! Sports "Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders is nearing completion on a four-year $44 million contract extension league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The deal will include bonuses that could push the value of the contract to the $48 million range sources said. Sanders 24 emerged as a breakout talent..." August 16

  • Sources: Larry Sanders nears deal with Bucks "The Milwaukee Bucks are in advanced discussions on a contract extension with forward Larry Sanders according to sources close to the process. Oct. 31 is the deadline for extensions for members of Sanders' 2010 draft class but sources told this week that negotiations on a new deal for..." August 08

  • Bucks Larry Sanders on mend after suffering ankle injury

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Larry Sanders was back on the basketball court doing a light workout on Thursday just nine days after spraining his left ankle during a workout at the U.S. national team minicamp in Las Vegas. "Every day is better so that's good" Sanders said. "Keep moving in the right direction. "Moving..." August 02

  • Larry Sanders sprains ankle in Team USA workouts

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A dejected Larry Sanders sat on the trainer's table with his left ankle heavily wrapped. It was the last place the Milwaukee Bucks center wanted to be Tuesday. A few minutes earlier the 6-foot-11 Sanders went up to block a shot and landed on Chandler Parsons' foot during a scrimmage,..." July 24

  • Larry Sanders invited to USA Basketball Select camp

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Less than a year ago Bucks center Larry Sanders was playing in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, trying to show he belonged in the league. This summer it appears Sanders will be back in Las Vegas, but this time as an invited player for a USA Basketball Select Team camp. About 25 players will..." May 23

  • Sources: Bucks' Ellis, Sanders almost came to blows after loss to Heat "The Milwaukee Bucks' search for a head coach has emphasized strong-willed candidates who would be able to control the locker room. Now we know why. Monta Ellis and Larry Sanders nearly came to blows in the locker room after Game 3 of Milwaukee's first-round sweep at the hands of defending..." May 09

  • Battling Miami helps Larry Sanders gain valuable playoff experience

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Larry Sanders is learning plenty about the playoffs. But the Milwaukee Bucks center also is absorbing some tough lessons from the defending league champion Miami Heat. Sanders found himself in serious foul trouble throughout Game 1 while being limited to 19 minutes and six points. He did..." April 27

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    #Bucks center Larry Sanders diagnosed with lower back contusion and has rejoined team in Oklahoma City. Sanders is a game-time decision.

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    cfgardner @

    Bucks center Larry Sanders went to Chicago on Tuesday for second opinion on back injury. Scheduled to join team in OKC on Wednesday.

  • Bucks' Jennings returns to lineup, Sanders out

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The Milwaukee Bucks certainly aren't at full strength as they prepare to play the final two games of the regular season, but they will get one key player back for Monday's regular season home finale against Denver. Point guard Brandon Jennings will return to the starting lineup after missing..." April 15

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    Ted Davis @

    Bucks AM Shoot done in Atl. 6:10 air vs Hawks tnite. Jennings and Sanders out. Ilyasova Udoh back. Henson to start.

  • Larry Sanders ejected for third time in 10 days

    USA Today "On the Larry Sanders ejection scale, Friday's was a 3.5. There were no thumbs up to make everyone laugh but also no derogatory phrases (that we know of) that could draw a fine. The Milwaukee Bucks center was ejected Friday after complaining with referees too strenuously after a minor foul call..." March 23

  • Bucks' Larry Sanders' fined $50,000 by league

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Bucks center Larry Sanders was issued a hefty $50,000 fine for using a derogatory and offensive term and publicly criticizing officials, the NBA announced Sunday. Sanders was ejected with 2 minutes 44 seconds left in the Bucks' 107-94 loss to Miami on Friday. He "directed a derogatory and..." March 18

  • Bucks' Larry Sanders fined $50K "Milwaukee Bucks forward Larry Sanders has been fined $50,000 for using a derogatory and offensive term and publicly criticizing the officials, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. With 2:44 in the fourth quarter of the Bucks 107-94 home loss to..." March 17

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