Larry Sanders Returning To NBA, Signing With Lakers Or Bucks?
Former NBA player Larry Sanders is potentially planning a return to the league.
The one-time VCU star was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 15th overall pick back in 2010. He went on to have a five-year run with the organization, before ultimately leaving the NBA.
Sanders then came back in 2017 and signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers for a largely unmemorable run that resulted in him playing in five games and getting waived one month after being signed.
He has been out of the league since then.
This week, Sanders expressed interest in a possible return to the NBA.
“I think with things shifting a bit, me still young, I feel like I’m in the prime stage, I can definitely contribute,” he said.
“I would just love to contribute to a team and help them win and give my knowledge, give my defensive presence and just being able to play basketball and cope with life the way I cope with life.
“That’s ideal for me. That sounds like heaven.”
The 31-year-old is unlikely to get any real playing time even if he does return to the league, but could bolster the bench of a legitimate contender like the Los Angeles Lakers or Milwaukee Bucks.
Currently the Lakers, Bucks and LA Clippers are in something of an arms race to shore up their rosters before the NBA season resumes at the end of July.
Realistically, those three teams are the only ones with any real shot at winning a championship, and every little bit in terms of talent would help.