Nov 6, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT
This summer the Milwaukee Bucks pulled out the checkbook to make Larry Sanders a franchise anchor — a four years, $44 million extension to his rookie deal.
This is not what they had in mind.
Sanders is out on Wednesday night against the Cavaliers with a thumb injury, it was announced before the game. But that’s not the disturbing part, rather it’s where he got that injury that could be the real issue, tweets Jeremy Schmidt of Bucksketball:
Larry Sanders' involvement in off court incident is being investigated according to Drew. He is not at the arena now. Not playing tonight.—
Jeremy Schmidt (@Bucksketball) November 06, 2013
Ch. 4 reporting Larry Sanders involved in fight @ Apt 720 Sat. Threw punches, smashed champaigne bottles on people's heads. No charges filed—
1250 WSSP (@1250WSSP) November 06, 2013
Really not good.
The Bucks are just saying this:
We are aware of an incident from Saturday evening. The matter is under investigation and Larry Sanders is cooperating fully.—
Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 06, 2013
We’ll see what happens here, but once Sanders’ thumb is healthy he could potentially face a league suspension.
Sanders has been frustrated this season with reduced minutes under new coach Larry Drew. Sanders saw himself as the center on this team in the wake of that new contract, but Drew is leaning more on Zaza Pachulia.
This is not going to help Sanders’ cause.
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Rockets have 72 hours to match
Jul 10, 2014, 12:08 AM EDT
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