Signing Larry Sanders to a four-year, $44-million contract extension turned out to be a bad deal. The Milwaukee Bucks waived the 26-year-old center after a buyout agreement was reached on the remainder of his deal.
Sanders ended up playing just 50 games over the last two seasons for the Bucks, including 27 this year.
The Bucks made Sanders the 15th overall pick in the 2010 draft. He played 233 games, making 113 starts.
The 2012-’13 season was his best, finishing the year averaging 9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and finished second in the league in blocked shots (2.8) per game.
Sanders’ last appearance with the Bucks came Dec. 23rd. He was out due to illness and personal reasons before serving a league suspension for marijuana use. It was his second suspension for drug use in the last 12 months. He ended up serving as 12-game suspension without pay.