Larry Sanders

Report: Bucks’ Larry Sanders out Wednesday, being investigated for role in bar fight


This summer the Milwaukee Bucks pulled out the checkbook to make Larry Sanders a franchise anchor — a four years, $44 million extension to his rookie deal.

This is not what they had in mind.

Sanders is out on Wednesday night against the Cavaliers with a thumb injury, it was announced before the game. But that’s not the disturbing part, rather it’s where he got that injury that could be the real issue, tweets Jeremy Schmidt of Bucksketball:

Not good.

Really not good.

The Bucks are just saying this:

We’ll see what happens here, but once Sanders’ thumb is healthy he could potentially face a league suspension.

Sanders has been frustrated this season with reduced minutes under new coach Larry Drew. Sanders saw himself as the center on this team in the wake of that new contract, but Drew is leaning more on Zaza Pachulia.

This is not going to help Sanders’ cause.

Dwight Howard played through torn MCL and meniscus in playoffs

Dwight Howard
Leave a comment

Dwight Howard hasn’t exactly been healthy in recent years. He missed half of last season with various injuries, including a two-month stretch from January to March after undergoing a knee procedure. On Thursday, he told a Houston radio station that the knee problems continued after that, and he had torn ligaments and cartilage during the Rockets’ Western Conference Finals series against the Warriors:

It’s a little alarming that we didn’t hear about this until now. Sometimes these injuries can heal without surgery, but Howard can become a free agent next summer, so you would think he would want to get any lingering issues addressed ahead of time. Considering his age (he’ll be 30 in December) and his injury history, this isn’t a great sign. A healthy Howard is the difference between the Rockets being a legitimate title contender and an als0-ran, so hopefully these problems are behind him and he can stay healthy this season.

Report: Trevor Booker suspended one game for Hibbert altercation

Trevor Booker
Leave a comment

On Tuesday night, Jazz big man Trevor Booker was ejected from a preseason game against the Lakers for taking a swing at Roy Hibbert during a scrap.

Now, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Booker will be suspended one game for the hit, meaning he’ll miss the Jazz’ October 28 season opener against the Pistons:

Considering he was already ejected, a one-game suspension seems about right.