The NBA has suspended Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders for a minimum of 10 games without pay on Friday for violating the terms of the league’s anti-drug program.
The suspension starts Monday when the Bucks return to the court to host the Toronto Raptors. It continues until he is in full compliance with his treatment program. The earliest he could return to the team is Feb. 7th when the Bucks face the Boston Celtics.
The 26-year-old Sanders has already missed 11 straight games, four due to illness and the remainder for personal reasons.
This is Sanders’ second drug suspension in the last year. A fourth positive test for marijuana results in the 10-game suspension without pay.