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Larry Sanders On Why He Left Basketball

Rumours swirled about the sudden departure of Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sander which led to him being bought out. Now in a video with the Players’ Tribune, Sanders clears the air about why he left basketball. “Everyone’s come up with their own theories about why I’ve been absent since leaving the Bucks. I knew people would speculate, but the crazy thing to me is that...
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanders explains why he quit basketball in emotional video

Last weekend, Larry Sanders agreed to a buyout with the Milwaukee Bucks – just a few years removed from a $44 million contract extension – and announced that he had no current plans to sign elsewhere. Essentially, he was quitting basketball for the time being. It was a decision that caught a lot of basketball Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Sanders doesn’t sound like he’s coming back any time soon

In a special interview for The Player’s Tribune, a site started by Derek Jeter for athletes to give first-person accounts of their stories or stories of interest to them, Larry Sanders explained his recent departure from the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA. He goes into the original departure (a hospitalization for depression), his marijuana use (a sort of self-medication), and the...
Via Red's Army
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanders explains his departure from Bucks, NBA

Two weeks ago, Larry Sanders tweeted that "Soon you will all know the truth." Wednesday, four days after being bought out and waived by the Milwaukee Bucks, the 26-year-old former first-round draft pick posted a video via the website The Players' Tribune, explaining why he is stepping away from basketball. Sanders said he went to Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wis., to enter...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Sanders explains why he walked away from the NBA

Center Larry Sanders, who accepted a buyout from the Milwaukee Bucks, explained why he walked away from the NBA in a post on The Players Tribune.   The 26-year-old says he left the Bucks in December because of anxiety and depression. “I actually entered into Rogers Memorial Hospital and it was a program for anxiety and depression, mood disorders,” Sanders said. “It taught...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Sanders Explains Decision To Leave Basketball

Larry Sanders explained his decision to step away from basketball in an interview with The Players Tribune. Sanders agreed to a buyout with the Milwaukee Bucks last week. "Everyone has to make a living. I’m no different from the person whose 9-to-5 isn’t their dream job," said Sanders. "It’s a scary thing to walk away from security but I’m more afraid of living with the “what...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: The Larry Sanders Buy And Cut Grade

(Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America)   By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to buy half of Larry Sanders’ contract and make him a free agent. Larry Sanders is free, but I think the argument could be made that the Milwaukee Bucks are free of Larry Sanders. They have agreed to pay him about half of the 33 million that is...
Via HoopStuff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Sanders has been bought out by the Milwaukee Bucks

Larry Sanders is in a bad way these days. The 26-year-old big man has been bought out by the Milwaukee Bucks after an extended absence due to...
Via Athlon Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks request waivers on center Larry Sanders

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Bucks have waived center Larry Sanders, who has been out since Dec. 23 for personal reasons. Sanders was suspended by the NBA Jan. 16 for violating the league's drug policy. He was listed as ''not with team - personal'' for Milwaukee's Feb. 11 game against Sacramento, an indication his suspension ended. Bucks general manager John Hammond announced the...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks buy out contract of troubled center Sanders

The Larry Sanders saga is finally over for the Milwaukee Bucks, as the two sides have completed a contract buyout that makes the troubled center a free agent, the team announced Saturday. Sanders is reportedly walking away with roughly half of the $44 million contract extension he signed with the Bucks during the summer of 2013. Milwaukee has already paid the 26-year-old close to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Sanders Officially Bought Out By Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks and Larry Sanders have completed their buyout agreement. Sanders will receive approximately half of his original $44 million extension. With Sanders being bought out before March 1, he would be eligible to sign with a team and be included on their playoff roster. Sanders is not expected to play again this season.
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks, Larry Sanders Agree on Buyout

Larry Sanders #8 of the Milwaukee Bucks goes to the basket against the Los Angeles Clippers on December 13, 2014 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images). The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to buyout Larry Sanders’ remaining 36 million dollar contract via the stretch provision. Sanders will be paid 15 million dollars across...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks Considering Pursuit Of Larry Sanders

The Dallas Mavericks have interest in Larry Sanders, though it is described as "cautious and complicated." Sanders and the Milwaukee Bucks agreed upon a buyout on Wednesday. The Mavs can only offer the veteran’s minimum to Sanders at this point. Sanders is represented by Happy Walters, who has a strong relationship with the Dallas front office and also represents Amar'e Stoudemire...
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Sanders To Receive $13M Of Remaining $40M On Buyout

Larry Sanders and the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed upon a buyout, a league source tells RealGM. Sanders is expected to receive $13 million on the rest of his $40 million contract. Sanders has served a 10-game suspension this season for violating the NBA's anti-drug program and has been out for "personal reasons." Sanders signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension in 2013....
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Sanders, Bucks Near Agreement On Buyout

Larry Sanders and the Milwaukee Bucks have nearly reached agreement on a buyout. Sanders has served a 10-game suspension this season for violating the NBA's anti-drug program and has been out for "personal reasons." Sanders signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension in 2013. With Sanders being bought out before March 1, he would be eligible to sign with a team and be included...
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports media, MKG, and Larry Sanders, While We’re Waiting

Happy Tuesday WFNY! So what is the role of media in sports today? The concept of sports journalism was born purely out of necessity. Before the days of cable packages and Sunday Ticket, League Pass, and Extra Innings, people weren’t able to watch every second of every play of their favorite teams. This issue was magnified for those who grew up the fan of one team and moved to another...
Via Waiting For Next Year
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Knicks could add talented center if buyout happens

The New York Knicks won’t be in any position to add talent with the trade deadline approaching as they continue their quest to land a top lottery pick in this June’s NBA Draft. However, the team could very well be in position to add a talented center if a buyout happens with Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders. Via ESPN: Buyout discussions have begun between the Milwaukee...
Via New York Sports-Kings
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks and Larry Sanders discuss contract buyout

The Milwaukee Bucks and Larry Sanders appear to have reached a mutual understanding regarding his future in Milwaukee. According to a report by ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Milwaukee Bucks and Larry Sanders are officially in talks to buy Sanders out of the rest of his 4 year contract. With buyout talks officially underway, Larry Sanders is not expected to play for Bucks again. East...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks, Larry Sanders discussing buyout

The Milwaukee Bucks and center Larry Sanders are discussing a buyout of his contract, according to a report. ESPN’s Marc Stein says the two sides have begun talks about a buyout from Sanders’ 4-year, $44 million contract signed in 2013. Sanders served a 10-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy and will not be...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks, Larry Sanders discussing buyout

ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting the Milwaukee Bucks and Larry Sanders have begun discussions over a buyout of his contract, which would make him a free agent: Buyout discussions have begun between the Milwaukee Bucks and Larry Sanders that would make the recently suspended big man a free agent, according to league sources. Sanders has served a 10-game suspension for violating the...
Via The Lottery Mafia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks Seek Buyout Of Larry Sanders

The Milwaukee Bucks are seeking a buyout agreement with Larry Sanders. Sanders has served a 10-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug program but has not returned to the team and is not expected to play for Milwaukee again. He has been listed as out for "personal reasons" in each of the Bucks' past three games. Sanders has stated he would like to continue his playing...
Via RealGM
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Suspension over for Bucks center Sanders

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders' league-issued drug suspension has ended after 12 games, a source confirmed Wednesday night. Sanders officialy missed Milwaukee's 111-103 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday due to personal reasons. It is unclear as to when Sanders will return to the Bucks. Prior to being suspended, Sanders missed 11 games from Dec. 26...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
18 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Hammond: Future-focused Bucks won't be 'shortsighted' at trade deadline

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- Sitting at 29-23 and firmly in the playoff picture as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks are in a unique position as the Feb. 20 trade deadline approaches. In years past, the Bucks oftentimes pursued moves at the deadline to help them in the short term. But despite Milwaukee overachieving in Jason Kidd's first season as head coach,...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: The downward spiral of Larry Sanders

ESPN reported on Aug. 20, 2013 that Larry Sanders signed a four-year contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks worth $44 million, making him the highest paid player on the team. While Milwaukee doesn’t spend this kind of money often, at the time it felt like Sanders deserved it. Sanders was coming off of what was easily his best NBA season. This seemed to be the potential of...
Via isportsweb.com
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Sanders, Bucks Expected To Eventually Discuss Buyout

The Milwaukee Bucks are expected by sources around the NBA to eventually discuss a buyout with Larry Sanders. Sanders and the Bucks have yet to hold talks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Sanders is in the first season of a four-year, $44 million extension. Sanders is currently on a minimum 10-game suspension for a drug violation. This is Sanders' fourth violation of the NBA's testing rules.
Via RealGM
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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