Larry Sanders
Larry Sanders
30-Year-Old CenterC
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Larry Sanders in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $207,722 contract with the Cavaliers in March of 2017. Waived by the Cavaliers in April of 2017.
Waived by Cleveland
CFree Agent
April 11, 2017
Sanders will be waived by the Cavaliers on Wednesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
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Sanders' return to professional basketball following a two-year hiatus didn't go as planned. He ended up taking part in just five games with the Cavaliers after being signed late in the season, averaging only 2.6 minutes per contest. Sanders wasn't much more impressive in his D-League appearances, so the Cavs will cut bait and address their lack of depth at center by instead signing the 7-foot-3 Walter Tavares. Sanders should get a look from teams ahead of training camp next season, although he likely won't be guaranteed a roster spot wherever he lands.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Sanders had one of the most tumultuous seasons of any player in the league in 2013-14, as injuries and suspensions limited him to just 23 games. A thumb injury sustained during a nightclub brawl sidelined him for 25 games in November and December, and an orbital fracture suffered February 8 cost him the remainder of the season. In 25 minutes per game, Sanders finished with averages of 7.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks. In addition to the injuries, Sanders also dealt with a number of off-court issues. There was the nightclub brawl, an animal cruelty citation, and a reported verbal spat with then-teammate Gary Neal after a mid-season loss. To top it all off, Sanders received a five-game suspension for marijuana and publicly defended his use of the drug. Despite being injured, Sanders was able to serve his suspension over the final five games of the season. He'll look to start anew in 2014-15, as the four-year, $44 million extension he signed last summer kicks in. Despite all of his troubles, Sanders projects to return as Milwaukee's starting center. He could be pushed by John Henson, but he'll likely have a fairly firm hold on the starting job, as the team hopes he can regain the rim-protecting ability that made him a defensive player of the year candidate two seasons ago. When healthy and focused, Sanders is one of the NBA's premier shot-blockers and rebounders, but he's often in foul trouble and still has problems controlling his on-court demeanor. Sanders is a risky fantasy play, but if he regains his 2012-13 form, he could be a major steal.
Prior to the 2012-13 season, Sanders wasn't on many fantasy radars. During his sophomore campaign in 2011-12, Sanders played just 12 minutes per game to finish with averages of 3.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks. But once last season tipped off, it didn't take long for Sanders to establish himself as one of the hottest early-season waiver wire targets and a defensive fantasy beast. The 24-year-old capped his breakout campaign with averages of 9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 27 minutes per game. The Bucks rewarded Sanders for his big 2012-13 campaign by signing him to a four-year, $44-million deal this offseason, cementing him as one of the franchise's cornerstones for the next handful of years. Sanders' offensive skills are still raw and he needs to develop on that end of the court to be a truly elite fantasy option, but he was one of the top shot blockers in the league last season and figures to dominate that category again, making him a solid addition to any fantasy roster.
Sanders appeared to be the odd man out in the Bucks� frontcourt, but the team used him as a starter during the preseason, so it seems the Bucks may have more in store for him than anticipated. Sanders will share the center duties with Dalembert and Przybilla, but there is an outside shot that he opens the year in the starting lineup to help monitor the minutes of his two veteran counterparts.
Sanders’ rare athleticism at 6-11 helped him average over a block per game in his rookie season despite playing only 14 minutes per game. He should play a bit more in his second year, but he is still raw offensively and doesn’t provide much beyond blocks. However, if he makes some strides in his game and earns a bigger role, he could have some value for his swat totals alone.
Sanders is an athletic, high-energy big man who can run the floor and might make an immediate impact as a shot-blocker, but 15 minutes per night seems like a best-case scenario, so it will be tough for him to produce much fantasy value as a rookie.
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Recalled from D-League
CCleveland Cavaliers
April 5, 2017
Sanders has been recalled from the D-League, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports.
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Assigned to D-League
CCleveland Cavaliers
April 4, 2017
Sanders was assigned to the D-League's Canton Charge on Tuesday.
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Recalled from D-League
CCleveland Cavaliers
April 2, 2017
Sanders was recalled Sunday from the D-League's Canton Charge, Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio reports.
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Assigned to D-League
CCleveland Cavaliers
March 26, 2017
Sanders was assigned Sunday to the D-League's Canton Charge, Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio reports.
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Recalled from D-League
CCleveland Cavaliers
March 23, 2017
Sanders was recalled Thursday from the D-League's Canton Charge, Jason Lloyd of The Athletic reports.
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