Larry Sanders is officially a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The team officially announced Sanders’ signing in a press release. Subsequently, the Cavs waived center Andrew Bogut. Bogut broke his tibia 58 seconds into his first game with the Cavs.
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Sanders, 28, is expected to be in attendance for tomorrow’s Cavs-Pistons game, but he likely won’t play according to The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd. Sanders is expected to spend time the D-League with the Canton Charge before the playoffs begin.
Sanders was the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. In five NBA seasons - all with the Bucks - Sanders averaged 6.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. He last played during the 2014-15 season. He was second in the NBA in blocks during the 2012-13 season. During the early stages of his comeback, Sanders also worked out the Celtics, Lakers and other unknown teams.