Larry Sanders hasn’t played in the NBA since December of 2014, but the Cleveland Cavaliers might be on the verge of helping to end that absence. After losing Andrew Bogut to a serious injury less than a minute into his Cavs tenure, the team is once again in the market for a big that can soak up minutes and perhaps make an impact defensively. Once upon a time, Larry Sanders had that ability. The Cavs could find out if he can do it again.
Cavs in talks w/several players for Andrew Bogut's roster spot. One is Larry Sanders. Decision expected after 3-game road trip, sources say— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) March 11, 2017
Sam Amico had the news first, though it isn’t official. The Cavs would have to waive Andrew Bogut, or potentially DeAndre Liggins, if they wanted to bring Sanders aboard. Shams Charania of The Vertical confirmed that the discussions are serious. But Brian Windhorst of ESPN’s tweet would urge some caution. It’s unclear who the other players the Cavs are looking at might be. There are guys in the Developmental League, and Jared Sullinger is also a free agent.
We will keep you updated, though it doesn’t seem like anything will be official anytime real soon.