Sanders has shown upside at times this season but has been dealing with inconsistent minutes for most of the year and recent back issues, which I’m sure is tough to deal with as a player.
He has played in 36 of the Bucks 55 games this season, averaging 4.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 13.5 minutes a night. His best performance came in a loss to the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 1 where he had 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 blocks in 34 minutes of action.
The assignment shouldn’t be looked at as a demotion for Sanders; instead, it will offer him a chance to play consistent minutes and improve his skills on the court.
“This is an opportunity for Larry to receive regular minutes and continue his skill development,” Bucks general manager John Hammond said in a statement.
“We’ve not been at all disappointed with Larry when he’s been on the floor,” Hammond said. “He’s shown that he has an upside.”