Larry Sanders joins the Cavs in his NBA comeback. He walked away from the NBA two years back while with the Milwaukee Bucks, citing his wish to get his life together. He played center and was a tremendous shot blocker. He disappeared and forfeited a $44 million contract.
He was suffering from depression and anxiety at the time. He also wanted to make time for his family and his artistic passions. He felt being so much in the public eye was making things worse. He returns to the NBA and the Cavs right as center Andre Bogut goes down with an injury and the Cavs need someone to help get their season back on track.
Sanders left the NBA in the midst of the 2014-2015 season after suffering from injuries and personal issues, including violations of the NBA drug policy. He was a talented player that started spiralling.
In his time away, as Vice reports, he did as he said upon his departure and pursued his artistic passions. He also manages other artists. The NBA, the fans, and the media are sure to have a lot of questions for Larry upon his return.
Suddenly, Larry Sanders Cavs days are about to start. Sanders comes back two years wiser, but scouts see that he still needs to work on his timing and getting back into NBA shape.
He will join a Cavs team that has struggled a bit lately, and brings a kind of x factor to the table. There is huge potential in Sanders fitting in with the championship Cavs, and he could help them grab their second trophy with his fearsome defensive play, if it’s all still there.
March hasn’t been good to the Cavaliers so far. They’ve already lost seven games, and still have 10 games to go. two more losses and it will be the Cavs worst month this season. In addition to Sanders, the Cavs were also interested in forward Josh Smith, who last played for a Chinese team, according to Yahoo Sports.
Lebron James has already expressed confidence in Sanders and the talent he remembers before his departure. He expressed that he isn’t opposed to the idea of him joining the team and giving his NBA career a second chance.
The Larry Sanders Cavs era could either turn out to be a gem of an asset for Cleveland, coming back at just the right time, or he could show himself to still need a period of adjustment.