Cavaliers invite Larry Sanders to town for workout, could strike a deal
According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio and Amico Hoops, if the Cavs like what they see in Sanders, they’ll likely begin discussing a deal.
If the #Cavs like what they see with Larry Sanders, they'll start talking contract, per sources.
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) February 22, 2017
Sanders, 28, hasn’t played in the NBA since his days with the Bucks during the 2014-15 season. Through his 233 career games played in the association, the 6-foot-11 center holds averages of 6.5 points (48% shooting) and 5.8 rebounds.
Sanders’ best season as a pro came in the 2012-13 campaign, when he averaged 9.8 points on 50.6 percent shooting from the field, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks (2nd in the NBA) in 71 games played.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) February 22, 2017
The Cavs, who are currently without the services of Kevin Love for five to six more weeks due to a knee injury, are known to be seeking a backup rim protector, and Sanders could be their man. He has high upside and would be a formidable force in the paint. The champs will have the option to offer the former first round pick (15th in 2010 by Milwaukee) out of Virginia Commonwealth University a 10-day contract, or simply sign him outright for the remainder of the season.