According to reliable sources in the NBA, Larry Sanders, the center of the Milwaukee Bucks, who has been suspended for 10 games for violating the anti-drug program of the league, will try to quit marijuana and deal with personal issues that force him to use drugs.
Reportedly, Sanders is serious about basketball and has finally realized that the league cannot allow him to play basketball as long as he tests positive. However, one cannot say if the Milwaukee Bucks will take Sanders back as they have learned to live without him. The Bucks not only have new owners at present, but also a new coach. They could consider a buying out Sanders’ contract, but have not yet discussed the issue with his lawyers.
In his best days, Sanders has shown that he is excellent at defense and could be good at offense too. His productivity has been marginal ever since he signed a $44 million deal in 2013, which extended his contract by 4 years. But in the last two seasons, his career has been fraught with injuries and suspensions. In 2013-14, he tested positive for marijuana and was suspended for five games. According to NBA rules, he would be suspended for 10 games without pay if he tested positive again.
The 26-year-old player was not allowed to play against the Toronto Raptors and will not be allowed to play till “he is in full compliance with his treatment program.” When he was suspended last time, he claimed that he used marijuana (from cannabis seeds) only for its medical benefits.