The State Of The Bucks

Building a team from the ground-up is no easy task, but navigating the slog of the middle and taking the next important jump to contention is even trickier. The Milwaukee Bucks are at precisely that crucial crossroads in their team-building process: they need some sizable progressions from their budding foundational pieces, or they could end up back again in the purgatory that is...
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Larry Sanders: "I hated the way they displayed me"

Former Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders stepped away from the game of basketball last year and technically retired. Sanders left roughly $27 million on the table by choosing to leave the NBA.Sanders has been vocal about his time and treatment in the NBA, and it sounds like he's still upset about how the league's disciplinary system can quickly alter the perception of a player...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Milwaukee Bucks make it to the finish line?

As long as you can get past the borderline dire basketball, the race for the last two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference is turning out to be pretty exciting. Following Tuesday’s action, the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets were all within a half game of each other in the standings, with the Brooklyn Nets lurking a couple games back. The one...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucks Use Stretch Provision On Larry Sanders

The Milwaukee Bucks will use their stretch provision upon Larry Sanders. The Bucks will pay Sanders in annual increments of $1.9 million over a seven-year period, which will also be applied to the Bucks' salary cap each season through the 21-22 season. Sanders will collect about $22 million, or half of his original $44 million.
Via RealGM
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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
February 25, 2015  |  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
February 25, 2015  |  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
February 25, 2015  |  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
February 25, 2015  |  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...
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February 23, 2015  |  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
February 23, 2015  |  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...
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February 22, 2015  |  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
February 21, 2015  |  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
February 18, 2015  |  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
February 18, 2015  |  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
February 18, 2015  |  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...
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February 17, 2015  |  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...
February 16, 2015  |  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
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February 16, 2015  |  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...
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February 16, 2015  |  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
February 16, 2015  |  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
February 11, 2015  |  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...
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

Larry Sanders Working On Personal Issues, Wants To Resume NBA Career

Larry Sanders is planning on using his 10-game suspension as a chance to deal with his core personal issues and work on living without marijuana use. Sanders wants to continue his basketball career and has been coming to the realization league rules won't permit that unless he stops testing positive as part of the league's drug program, sources said. Sanders' future with the Milwaukee...
Via RealGM
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Celtics go after Larry Sanders?

Some NBA players have all the talent in the world, but lack the right mindset to get the best out of their abilities. Milwaukee Bucks Center Larry Sanders is the perfect example of this.For his career Sanders has a per game average of 11.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, and most impressively 2.4 blocks.Sanders though hasn't played since December 23rd and Friday was suspended a minimum of...
Via Celtics Life
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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