Former Bucks big man Larry Sanders caused a stir Thursday night when he tweeted that he was ready to return to the NBA. In 2015, the center walked away from the game at 26 years of age, ultimately citing personal struggles with mental health in a video essay for the Players Tribune.
Sanders last saw consistent action in 2012/13, before playing 23 games in an injury-compromised 2013/14 season and 27 games in a 2014/15 season beset by drug-related suspensions absences for personal reasons.
Sanders has reportedly worked out for the Celtics and, while reports that he’s had a meeting with the Wizards are said to be false, he has been training at the team’s facility.
Sanders averaged 9.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game for the Bucks during that 2012/13 campaign.
- Former NBA head coach Larry Brown is open to coaching in EuroLeague, writes E. Carchia of Sportando via Italian newspaper La Gazetta. Brown had reportedly been in touch with Maccabi Tel Aviv but was scared off when they quickly cycled through three head coaches already this season.
- The Windy City Bulls of the NBA D-League have acquired forward Duje Dukan in a trade for a 2017 fifth-round pick, tweets Chris Reichert of The Step Back. Dukan’s last taste of NBA action was with Kings at the start of the 2015/16 season. Earlier this year he had been under contract in Croatia, but the parties mutually split.
- Journeyman point guard Bryce Cotton has reportedly received a 10-day contract offer from an NBA team, writes O. Cauchi of Sportando. The 24-year-old, however, has elected to stay with the Perth Wildcats for the time being. The report originated from Australian journalist Boti Nagy.
- The NBA All-Star Game reserves have been announced. Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated looks at the biggest snubs that didn’t make the roster, including rookie Joel Embiid and injured Chris Paul.
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If the Celtics gave Larry Sanders a 10 day deal, what harm could it do? While they’d have to make a corresponding roster move (likely waiving Jordan Mickey or James Young), Sanders could be an amazing addition to this team for cheap.
I doubt he’d accept a 10 day deal at this point. Besides, the C’s may want to hang on to as many bodies as possible until the year deadline in case they need throw ins for salary purposes..unless they can sign Sanders for the rest of the year,then they’ll be forced to dump someone. Also, Sanders probably won’t make an impact for awhile because he’ll need to get back into game shape. I think that he could help eventually though.
“Sanders last saw consistent action in 2012/13, before playing 23 games in an injury-compromised 2013/14 season and 27 games in a 2014/15 season beset by drug-related suspensions absences for personal reasons.”
Really? My old secretary would have said “mind-bottling.” My old English prof would have simply put down a “k” for awkward.