After having a fantastic 2012-2013 season, the Milwaukee Bucks rewarded big man Larry Sanders with a four-year, $44 million deal.
Since then, it has been all downhill for both sides.
Sanders got into trouble with the law, saw his minutes reduced and was injured while the Bucks finished with a record of 15-67, the worst mark in the NBA.
Although there have been reports that several teams, including the Sacramento Kings, are interested in Sanders (and guard Brandon Knight), Gery Woelfel of The Racine Journal Times doesn’t believe there is much of a market for Sanders.
McGary also flunked an NCAA drug test for marijuana and faced a possible one-year suspension. He then opted to enter the NBA draft.
The Bucks’ interest in McGary could intensify if he has a strong workout and if they are successful in trading troubled center Larry Sanders.
Contrary to a report, the market for Sanders is virtually non-existent as he not only has been plagued by off-court issues — he is expected to enter a rehab facility this summer — but will be entering the first of a four-year, $44 million contract next season.
The Bucks currently have the second overall selection in the June 26 draft, along with three second-round selections.
The Bucks would probably like to get rid of Sanders and that contract, which is one reason they worked out McGary.
Sanders played in just 23 games last season because of injuries and off of the court issues. He averaged 7.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 25.4 minutes per game while shooting 46.9% from the field and 47.3% from the free throw line.