Again on assignment with the Canton Charge, Cavaliers center Larry Sanders had another good performance Saturday.
In Canton’s 111-108 loss to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Sanders played his first back-to-back and scored 4 points while also pulling down 16 rebounds. He also had 2 assists and 1 blocked shot in his 18 minutes. He spent a number of minutes playing against NBA vet Tyler Hansbrough, who is trying to reboot his career in the D-League.
The downside of his performance was that he finished 2-10 from the field and missed his only free throw. But he again moved well, was active in all of minutes and didn’t look worn down in his back-to-back since his return to professional basketball. His passing also looked improved too, a sign that the game might starting to slow dow for him.
What comes next for Sanders remains to be seen. The Charge’s regular season is now over. But the D-League playoffs for the Charge begin Wednesday when Canton, the No. 4 seed in the East, host the top-seeded Raptors 905. Coached by former NBA-er Jerry Stackhouse, Raptors 905 has been the D-League’s best team for most the year, so perhaps it would do Sanders good to play in that series. That first round series ends on April 11 at the latest - a day before the Cavs’ regular season ends.
You can watch highlights of Sanders’ performance below: