Larry Sanders RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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'

    CBSSports.com "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.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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.com "The question was posed Thursday on ESPNDallas.com 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

    CBSSports.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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.

    NBA.com "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

    ESPN.com "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 ESPN.com 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

    CBSSports.com "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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