After a two-year hiatus, Former Milwaukee Bucks big-man Larry Sanders is finally set to return to the NBA.
According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Sanders has agreed to a deal to join the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
Larry Sanders has agreed on a deal to make NBA return with the Cavaliers, w/ likely 2017-18 option date, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 13, 2017
Sanders will fill the void left by Andrew Bogut, who signed with the Cavs a couple of weeks ago, only to unfortunately get injured 58 seconds into his first game with the team.
According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, Sanders is in Cleveland with his agent Joe Bell and upon a successful completion of a physical, the Cavs will waive Bogut and make the Sanders signing official.
Sanders walked away from basketball in 2015 to deal with his personal mental health battles, explaining the issues he was facing in a pointed Players Tribune video in February 2015.
Before he left, he was one of the League’s best shot-blockers, averaging 1.8 blocks per game throughout his career. His career-year was the 2012/13 season where he averaged 9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game, leading the Bucks to the Playoffs.