The Cleveland Cavaliers are continuing to improve their team. They are taking all opportunities that come their way. Their latest roster tweak was the addition of Larry Sanders.
Cleveland just added some veteran talent to their team. The Cavaliers and center Sanders reached agreement on a deal, according to ESPN. He will be set to fill in the 15th spot on the Cleveland Cavaliers roster.
That spot just opened up a week ago when Andrew Bogut suffered a broken left leg. With Bogut sidelined for a good amount of time, Cleveland may see a lot of Sanders on the court. While Bogut works on his recovery, Sanders will be working on making a good impression with Cleveland.
Sanders and his agent are in Cleveland today, as Sanders undergoes a physical. From there, the Cavaliers will waive Bogut. Sanders may not exactly be a household name, but there could be a contributing factor behind that. He has not been playing lately.
He has been out of play for two years and is in the process of making his comeback. He may be hoping that comeback can be with the Cavaliers. Scouts have reportedly watched Sanders workout and have said his timing is off, and his muscle mass is not the same as it was.
On the positive side, they did note that he is still in athletic condition. Over the course of his career, Sanders did have some trouble. He violated the NBA’s drug policy four times with positive marijuana tests. It led to him walking away from the game and checking himself into a hospital for anxiety and depression.
The only way left for Sanders to go may be up. The 28-year-old is now about to be playing alongside LeBron James. There may be no better team to bring his career back to life than with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Cleveland is a winning team and on a playoff pace. In his first year returning, Sanders could be reaching postseason play. Cleveland sits all the way at the top of the standings of the Eastern Conference, as the first place team, going 43-22 on the season. The competition has been tough for Cleveland lately.
They need all the help they can get. There are two teams that trail the Cavaliers by just two games, the Washington Wizards, and the Boston Celtics. Cleveland is aiming to recover from their 112-117 loss to the Rockets yesterday. Today they will have some time to rest, tomorrow they will be turning their attention to the Detroit Pistons.
Can Sanders have a solid comeback season? Will Sanders see postseason play? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Commentary by Cody Macleod