Former Bucks center Larry Sanders recently held a workout with the Celtics, according to Keith Smith of Celticsblog. He’s not expected to sign any time soon, but the session reportedly went well and both sides plan to remain in touch.
Sanders referenced the workout on an Instagram post, then followed that up with one saying, “Boston what’s good?” He tweeted his intentions to return to the NBA Thursday evening with a post that read, “Officially stepping back into the game, looking for a good fit but it shouldn’t be long now, I really missed the game, I think it missed me 2.”
Sanders hasn’t played since the 2014/15 season, when he announced that he was quitting for personal reasons. Milwaukee waived him under the stretch provision, and he remains on the team’s cap at $1,865,547 per season through 2021/22. That figure would decline if he signs with another organization.
Sanders, now 28, could potentially provide the defensive and rebounding force the Celtics need. In the 2012/13 season, the last time he was fully healthy, he averaged 9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. Injuries and off-the-court problems limited him to 50 games over his last two seasons in the league.