|Apr. 4 11:58 AM PT12:58 PM MT1:58 PM CT2:58 PM ET18:58 GMT2:58 11:58 AM MST1:58 PM EST22:58 UAE20:5814:58 ET1:58 PM CT17:58 - Sanders will be suspended without pay for five games when he returns from injury for violating the NBA's drug policy.
Analysis: Sanders said in a statement released by the team Friday that he was penalized for using marijuana, his latest setback since signing a four-year extension worth about $44 million in the offseason. The 6-foot-11 Sanders is out for the season. He was injured Feb. 8 when Houston's James Harden elbowed him in the eye while the two were going for a rebound. He had surgery for a fractured right orbital bone.
|Feb. 11 8:59 PM PT9:59 PM MT10:59 PM CT11:59 PM ET4:59 GMT12:59 9:59 PM MST11:59 PM EST8:59 UAE05:5923:59 ET10:59 PM CT2:59 - Sanders will not return this season because of a fractured right orbital bone.
Analysis: Bucks coach Larry Drew confirmed Sanders has been ruled out for the remainder of the season before his team faced the Golden State Warriors in Oakland on Thursday night. Sanders was injured Feb. 8 when Houston's James Harden elbowed him in the right eye as the two went for a rebound. He had surgery shortly afterward.
|Feb. 10 4:04 PM PT5:04 PM MT6:04 PM CT7:04 PM ET0:04 GMT8:04 5:04 PM MST7:04 PM EST4:04 UAE (+1)01:0419:04 ET6:04 PM CT22:04 - Sanders will be out until at least the All-Star break this weekend with a fractured bone near his eye.
Analysis: Coach Larry Drew said Sanders was injured when he was elbowed in the right eye by Houston's James Harden as the two went for a rebound early in Saturday night's game. Drew believes the fracture is in the orbital bone, and adds that Sanders is experiencing double vision in the eye.
|Feb. 6 9:56 PM PT10:56 PM MT11:56 PM CT12:56 AM ET5:56 GMT13:56 10:56 PM MST12:56 AM EST9:56 UAE06:560:56 ET11:56 PM CT3:56 - Sanders scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds Wednesday in a loss to Denver.
Analysis: It was clearly the best game of his injury-shortened season. He's averaging 13.4 points in his last five games.
|Jan. 22 4:37 PM PT5:37 PM MT6:37 PM CT7:37 PM ET0:37 GMT8:37 5:37 PM MST7:37 PM EST4:37 UAE (+1)01:3719:37 ET6:37 PM CT22:37 - Bucks starting center Larry Sanders and second-leading scorer O.J. Mayo will each miss Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons because of illness. Sanders and Mayo have both missed practice the last couple days. Coach Larry Drew said Sanders had a cold, while Mayo had flu-like symptoms.
Analysis: Sanders is the team's second leading rebounder (6.7 per game) while Mayo is averaging 12.6 points off the bench. Milwaukee planned to go with a big starting frontcourt of Ekpe Udoh, Ersan Ilyasova and John Henson, who are each at least 6-foot-10, to counter the Pistons' physical front line of Josh Smith, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond.
|Nov. 11 5:30 PM PT6:30 PM MT7:30 PM CT8:30 PM ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 PM MST8:30 PM EST5:30 UAE (+1)02:3020:30 ET7:30 PM CT23:30 - Sanders will miss approximately six weeks after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb sustained in a fight at a nightclub.
Analysis: Sanders was involved in the altercation on Nov. 3 and hasn't played since. No charges were filed.
|Nov. 6 8:05 PM PT9:05 PM MT10:05 PM CT11:05 PM ET4:05 GMT12:05 9:05 PM MST11:05 PM EST8:05 UAE05:0523:05 ET10:05 PM CT2:05 - Authorities in Milwaukee say they won't charge anyone in a nightclub fight that left Bucks center Larry Sanders with an injured thumb.
Analysis: Sanders sat out Saturday night's game against Dallas with a sore thumb. The Bucks said he hurt it in an "incident" over the weekend but provided no details. Sanders signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension before the season began. He's averaging 2.7 points and 3.7 rebounds through the first three games.
|Aug. 20 4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET23:30 GMT7:30 4:30 PM MST6:30 PM EST3:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 PM CT22:30 - The Milwaukee Bucks rewarded Sanders for his breakout season with a multiyear contract extension.
Analysis: The 6-foot-11 Sanders had career-highs of 9.8 points and 9.5 rebounds last season. His 2.8 blocks per game ranked second in the NBA, and he had a stretch of 40 straight games with a block. He is considered part of the core for the retooling Bucks, who traded Brandon Jennings (17.5 points) to the Pistons last month for point guard Brandon Knight (13.1 points).