Larry Sanders

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Age26
Draft2010 (Pick 15)
Projection Updated3/12/2015
2/18/2015 10:11 AM
Injured Personal Open link
RealGM's Shams Charania reports that Sanders and the Bucks have agreed upon a buyout. Sanders is expected to receive $13 million on the rest of his $40 million contract, and will be eligible to sign with a team and be included on their playoff roster given he was bought out before March 1. ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports that there is no indication that Sanders will be back soon though, with Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski also adding that there is no plan for him to sign elsewhere in the NBA this season. Sanders served a 10-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug program, and had been listed as out for "personal reasons" in each of the Bucks' past three games. He has been adamant that he wants to resume his NBA career despite ongoing struggles off the court that have resulted in two league suspensions in less than a year, though his future remains unclear at this time.
2/16/2015 10:00 AM
Injured Personal Open link
ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports that buyout discussions between the Bucks and Sanders have begun, and that Sanders is not expected to play for the Bucks again as the team is moving on without him. He has served a 10-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug program, but has not returned to the team since and has been listed as out for "personal reasons" in each of their past three games. Sanders has been adamant that he wants to resume his NBA career despite ongoing struggles off the court that have resulted in two league suspensions in less than a year, though his future remains unclear at this time. It's possible that he'll sign on with another team for the rest of the season once his buyout is complete, but highly unlikely that he'll find himself in a significant role where he's playing meaningful minutes.
2/11/2015 9:50 PM
Questionable Personal Open link
Sanders' league-imposed, 12-game suspension has ended according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Charles Gardner, but he remains away from the Bucks for personal reasons. He was listed as out for Wednesday's game due to the personal issue and not because of a suspension, although it wasn't noted until well after the game had started. The fact that Sanders' suspension has ended at least means that he is now in "full compliance" with his treatment program after being suspended for yet another violation of the league's drug program. Coach Jason Kidd says there will be discussions during the break about a potential return to the team for Sanders, and we'll continue to update his status as needed.
2/7/2015 1:42 PM
Suspended Suspension Open link
Sanders served the 10th game of his minimum 10-game suspension on Friday, but there's been no indication as of yet that he'll be reinstated soon. His suspension will not end until he is in "full compliance" with his treatment program, a league spokesman confirmed Friday. When he is determined to be in full compliance, the team will then be notified by the league. Sanders was suspended for five games last season as well for using marijuana and violating the league's drug program. This will be at least his fourth positive test so far, as it takes three positive tests to get the initial five-game suspension, with each positive test after that garnering an additional five games.
1/16/2015 2:31 PM
Suspended 10-game suspension Open link
Sanders has been suspended without pay by the league for a minimum of 10 games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBAPA Anti-Drug Program. His suspension will begin on Monday, and will continue "until he is in full compliance with his treatment program." That means the earliest Sanders could possibly return to the Bucks' active roster is on Feb. 7. He was suspended for five games last season as well for using marijuana and violating the league's drug program. This will be at least his fourth positive test so far, as it takes three positive tests to get the initial five-game suspension, with each positive test after that garnering an additional five games.
1/6/2015 10:15 PM
Injured Personal Open link
Sanders will not travel with the Bucks for Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers and remains without a timetable for a return to the team's active roster. Sanders dismissed the idea that he's no longer interested in playing basketball. "That’s not true," said Sanders after watching Tuesday's game from the Bucks' bench. "But what is true is I’m in the process of working things out. I’m definitely making progress. I’m trying to get to the root of a lot of issues and get them corrected going forward. Without these things being corrected, I don’t think basketball would be something I could even do." We're considering him out for the next two weeks and will adjust his timetable as information becomes available. Zaza Pachulia and John Henson will continue to see the run at center for the Bucks for as long as Sanders remains sidelined.
1/6/2015 6:31 PM
Injured Personal Open link
Sanders will not play on Tuesday but was seen sitting on the Bucks' bench in a suit in the hour leading up to the opening tip vs. the Suns. His immediate status beyond Tuesday remains in question, with the Bucks traveling to Philadelphia for the second leg of a back-to-back on Wednesday and no official update on his availability having been issued as of yet. "We want Larry to get back as soon as possible," said coach Jason Kidd prior to Tuesday's game. "He makes us a better team." Sanders has been out since Dec. 23, first with an illness and then for personal reasons, but a report that he was no longer interested in playing basketball was quickly refuted by Kidd and Basketball Insiders' Steve Kyler. Kidd also said earlier that Sanders will be behind Zaza Pachulia and John Henson in the center rotation when he does return, so expect them to limit each other's minutes and values as part of a three-man platoon.
1/6/2015 12:55 PM
Injured Personal Open link
Sanders was not with the Bucks for their Tuesday shootaround and is not expected to play vs. the Suns. Coach Jason Kidd told WTMJ's Sports Central on Monday that he expects Sanders will return to the team soon, although we're calling him out for the second game of the back-to-back on Wednesday, as well. Kidd emphasized that Sanders will play for the Bucks again. "He's ours. He's part of the family," Kidd said. There was an erroneous report earlier from Racine Journal Times columnist Gery Woelfel that Sanders had told some Bucks officials that he doesn't want to play basketball anymore, which was later refuted by Basketball Insiders' Steve Kyler. This all appears to be much ado about nothing, at least for now. Sanders has been out since Dec. 23, first with an illness and then for personal reasons. Kidd said earlier that he will be behind Zaza Pachulia and John Henson in the center rotation when he does return, so expect them to limit each other's minutes and values as part of a three-man platoon.
1/5/2015 8:11 PM
Injured Personal Open link
Coach Jason Kidd told WTMJ's Sports Central on Monday that he expects Sanders will return soon, perhaps as early as Tuesday. Kidd emphasized that Sanders will play for the Bucks again. "He's ours. He's part of the family," Kidd said. There was an erroneous report earlier from Racine Journal Times columnist Gery Woelfel that Sanders had told some Bucks officials that he doesn't want to play basketball anymore, which was later refuted by Basketball Insiders' Steve Kyler. This all appears to be much ado about nothing, at least for now. Sanders has been out since Dec. 23, first with an illness and then for personal reasons. Kidd said earlier that he will be behind Zaza Pachulia and John Henson in the center rotation when he does return, so expect them to limit each other's minutes and values as part of a three-man platoon.
1/5/2015 5:04 PM
Injured Personal Open link
Racine Journal Times columnist Gery Woelfel reported Monday that Sanders recently told some Bucks officials that he doesn't want to play basketball anymore. A later report from Basketball Insiders' Steve Kyler seemed to contradict that, with Sanders unaware of such a notion and planning to re-join the team in the next couple of days. Clearly there's a middle ground here, as there's certainly something going on and at least some validity to Woelfel's claims. Perhaps it's not as dire as Sanders sitting out the rest of the season, but there's a reason why he's missed the past six games due to "personal reasons." Sanders will meet with the team in the next couple of days and we'll get more clarity on the situation then. He remains without a definitive timetable for a return, and his status for the rest of the season seems a bit tenuous at this point. Zaza Pachulia and John Henson will continue to handle the majority of the minutes at center while Sanders works out his personal issues.
1/5/2015 2:43 PM
Injured Personal Open link
Sanders recently told some Bucks officials that he doesn't want to play basketball anymore, according to a report from Racine Journal Times columnist Gery Woelfel. That does explain his recent six-game absence for what has been termed "personal reasons." Woelfel added that there was talk last summer that some of Sanders' friends were concerned that he wasn't committed to basketball and wanted to explore other options. Sanders will meet with the team in the next couple of days. He remains without a definitive timtable for a return, and his status for the rest of the season seems tenuous. Zaza Pachulia and John Henson will continue to handle the majority of the minutes at center while Sanders works out his personal issues.
1/2/2015 6:02 PM
Out Personal Open link
Coach Jason Kidd said Friday that Sanders is out due to personal reasons and there's no timetable for his return to the team. "It's personal," said Kidd. "There's nothing I can give you more. That's the way the question will be answered." This gives a bit of clarity to the mystery illness that had allegedly sidelined Sanders for the past week, but of course we are still lacking specifics and he's simply out indefinitely. We'll look for more details as they emerge, and Zaza Pachulia and John Henson will continue to see the minutes at center for as long as Sanders does remain inactive.
1/2/2015 11:01 AM
Out Illness Open link
Sanders has been ruled out for a fifth straight game on Friday as he continues to deal with a lingering illness. He has now been sidelined for a full week and it's a bit concerning given the lack of information as to what exactly he's been dealing with. Beat writer Andrew Gruman could only offer "your guess is as good as mine" on Friday. Zaza Pachulia and John Henson will continue to see additional run at center in his place, for however long he remains sidelined, and coach Jason Kidd said that Sanders will come off the bench when he does return. "He won't start when he does come back," Kidd said. "He's got to work his way back in...he's been out for a little bit here."
12/31/2014 9:58 AM
Out Illness Open link
Sanders has been ruled out again for Wednesday's contest vs. the Cavs due to a lingering illness. It will mark the fourth straight game that he's missed because of it, and it's a bit concerning given the lack of information as to what exactly he's been dealing with. Zaza Pachulia and John Henson will continue to see additional run at center in his place.
12/28/2014 2:36 PM
Out Illness Open link
Sanders will not travel with the Bucks to Charlotte and has been ruled out of Monday's game vs. the Hornets due to a lingering illness. Monday will mark the third straight game he's missed due to the illness, and his status for Wednesday is also in question, although it's possible that he'll meet the team in Cleveland if his symptoms improve over the next 48 hours. Zaza Pachulia, John Henson, and Johnny O'Bryant will once again see the surplus run in the frontcourt on Monday with both Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) sidelined, with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jared Dudley also seeing time at power forward.
12/27/2014 5:48 PM
Out Illness Open link
Sanders has been ruled out for a second straight game on Saturday due to illness. Sanders also missed the first of the Bucks' back-to-back set with the Hawks with flu-like symptoms. Zaza Pachulia, Johnny O'Bryant, and John Henson will once again see the surplus run in the frontcourt with both Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) out sidelined, with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jared Dudley also seeing time at power forward.
12/26/2014 11:38 AM
Out Illness Open link
Sanders has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Hawks due to illness. Coach Jason Kidd said Sanders has been dealing with the flu and added that he'll wait until closer to tip-off to name a replacement starter at center, though it will almost certainly be Zaza Pachulia in a matchup against his former team. Sanders' absence will open up more minutes at center on Friday for Pachulia and John Henson (foot, probable).
12/18/2014 3:10 PM
Suspended One-game suspenion Open link
Sanders has been suspended for one game by the league for pushing Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated towards the basket during Wednesday's loss. He will sit out Thursday's game vs. the Kings as a result. Zaza Pachulia will likely draw the start in his place with Khris Middleton seeing heavy run in the frontcourt as the Bucks will be extremely short-handed in the frontcourt without Sanders, Jabari Parker (knee), Ersan Ilyasova (nasal fracture), and John Henson (foot).
12/7/2014 5:14 PM
Active Illness Open link
Sanders will be active and in the Bucks' starting lineup on Sunday vs. the Mavericks after coming off the bench behind Zaza Pachulia on Friday. Coach Jason Kidd said Sanders is back to full health after playing through illness in the win over the Heat. Sanders and Pachulia will both continue to see extended run in the frontcourt with John Henson (foot) and Ersan Ilyasova (facial contusion) still sidelined.
11/19/2014 6:37 PM
Active Bruised left thigh Open link
Sanders will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets after being a late scratch on Tuesday due to a bruised left thigh. It's not yet known how Sanders was injured. Zaza Pachulia and John Henson will both return to reduced reserve roles with Sanders back.
11/19/2014 12:33 PM
Questionable Bruised left thigh Open link
Sanders is officially listed as questionable on Wednesday after being a late scratch on Tuesday due to a bruised left thigh. It's not yet known how Sanders was injured, and he appears to be headed for a game-time decision vs. the Nets. Zaza Pachulia will draw another start at center if Sanders needs to miss any additional time, with John Henson to also see surplus minutes in reserve.
11/18/2014 10:18 PM
Questionable Bruised left thigh Open link
Sanders was a late scratch on Tuesday due to a bruised left thigh, without much detail given as to the extent of his injury. He's traveling with the Bucks to Brooklyn, so we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday for now and wait for further updates. Zaza Pachulia will draw another start at center if Sanders needs to miss any additional time, with John Henson to also see surplus minutes in reserve.
10/28/2014 1:21 PM
Active Undisclosed Open link
Sanders was a full participant in Tuesday's practice and "is a go" for Wednesday's season opener vs. the Hornets. Sanders underwent "a minor outpatient surgical procedure" one week ago, with no further details being given other than that it was not expected to affect his status for the regular season. Sanders will look to put last season's disappointments well behind him with a fresh beginning as the Bucks' starting center, with John Henson and Zaza Pachulia behind him on the depth chart.
10/24/2014 1:09 PM
Questionable Undisclosed Open link
Sanders participated in the non-contact portion of the Bucks' Friday practice and the expectation remains that he'll be available for the regular season opener on Wednesday. "We'll play it by ear but in my mind it's a go," said Sanders, who underwent "a minor outpatient surgical procedure" one week ago, with no further details being given other than that it was not expected to affect his status for the regular season. Zaza Pachulia and John Henson would see the surplus run for the Bucks at center if Sanders does happen to need to miss any games.
10/17/2014 4:34 PM
Injured Undisclosed Open link
Sanders underwent "a minor outpatient surgical procedure" on Friday and is expected to be inactive for the Bucks' remaining three preseason games. There have been no further details given to this point, other than that he's expected to return in time for the season opener on October 29. We'll update with more information as it becomes available, and John Henson and Zaza Pachulia will see the surplus run for the Bucks at center while Sanders remains sidelined.
Per Game
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307-0.83Projection 14-15FASubscribe now to view 2014-15 Projection.
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/g3/gr/ga/gs/gb/gfg%fga/gft%fta/gto/gpV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
124-0.24NBA 14-15FA2721.77.30.06.10.91.01.4.5006.4.5001.81.0-1.47-1.190.20-0.98-0.091.290.44-1.310.98
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/g3/gr/ga/gs/gb/gfg%fga/gft%fta/gto/gpV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
154-0.30NBA 13-14MIL2325.47.70.07.20.80.81.7.4697.0.4732.41.1-1.40-1.260.60-1.05-0.541.990.03-2.050.98
290.22NBA 12-13MIL7127.39.80.09.51.20.72.8.5068.5.6181.91.2-0.93-1.141.59-0.95-0.713.690.69-1.150.89
228-0.47NBA 11-12MIL5212.43.60.03.10.60.61.5.4573.5.4740.70.8-2.23-1.19-0.84-1.14-0.971.40-0.04-0.591.39
272-0.59NBA 10-11MIL6014.54.30.03.00.30.41.2.4334.5.5600.80.6-2.07-1.18-1.00-1.24-1.520.91-0.30-0.531.61
Per 36
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DNQ-1.02Projection 14-15FASubscribe now to view 2014-15 Projection.
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/363/36r/36a/36s/36b/36fg%fga/36ft%fta/36to/36pV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
128-0.18NBA 14-15FA2721.712.00.010.21.41.62.4.50010.6.5003.01.7-1.22-1.140.90-0.840.611.040.27-1.660.40
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/363/36r/36a/36s/36b/36fg%fga/36ft%fta/36to/36pV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
213-0.30NBA 13-14MIL2325.411.00.010.21.21.12.5.46910.0.4733.41.6-1.36-1.090.95-0.96-0.201.95-0.10-2.580.67
410.06NBA 12-13MIL7127.312.90.012.51.51.03.7.50611.2.6182.51.6-0.93-1.250.77-0.97-0.703.310.69-1.170.74
DNQ-0.07NBA 11-12MIL5212.410.40.09.01.81.84.3.45710.3.4742.12.4-1.31-1.050.61-0.640.913.04-0.09-1.69-0.39
DNQ-0.23NBA 10-11MIL6014.510.70.07.40.70.93.0.43311.1.5602.11.6-1.37-1.030.16-1.11-0.472.74-0.75-0.880.61
Totals
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307-0.83Projection 14-15FASubscribe now to view 2014-15 Projection.
RankValueNameTeamgminpts3rebaststlblkfg%fgaft%ftatopV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
300-0.68NBA 14-15FA27585:351960166232639.500172.5004828-2.40-1.21-1.17-1.23-1.40-0.180.18-0.491.80
RankValueNameTeamgminpts3rebaststlblkfg%fgaft%ftatopV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
308-0.74NBA 13-14MIL23584:261780165191840.469162.4735526-2.36-1.18-1.25-1.35-1.77-0.150.01-0.612.04
260.20NBA 12-13MIL711937:2869606728353200.506605.61813687-0.93-1.081.36-0.90-0.773.390.61-0.750.87
222-0.51NBA 11-12MIL52642:361860160333276.457184.4743843-2.15-1.20-0.94-1.13-1.051.07-0.02-0.521.39
260-0.63NBA 10-11MIL60871:002600178162272.433268.5605038-2.05-1.21-1.13-1.25-1.590.57-0.26-0.421.66