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Larry Sanders Working Out in California, NBA Teams Interested

The 6'11" center was one of the NBA's best rim protectors before leaving the league in 2015.

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Former Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been seen working out in California. According to Basketball Insider Alex Kennedy, multiple teams are interested in Sanders' services as he contemplates a possible return to the National Basketball Association:

Sanders, 27, was considered one of the best rim protectors in the league during his tenure in Milwaukee, finishing seventh in Defensive Player of the Year voting for the 2012-13 season.

Sanders was bought out by the Bucks in February, 2015, after missing numerous games for "illness," violation of the league's anti-drug policy, and "personal reasons." Sanders would later reveal on The Players' Tribune that he was dealing with anxiety and depression, but did note that he was open to returning to basketball when he felt he was able to do so.

During his best season with the Bucks (prior to an orbital fracture in 2013-14 and the aforementioned events of 2014-15), Sanders averaged 9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game. If the Portland Trail Blazers miss on free agent center Festus Ezeli, it stands to reason that Sanders could enter the picture.