Larry Sanders, former Bucks center, said that he was being treated for depression and anxiety. Price per head bookies learned that on Saturday night, the center was released by the team.
Sanders’ buyout was completed when he was waived by Milwaukee, and the center said that he was seeking treatment for his problems in a piece that was written to The Players’ Tribune.
“I know I disappeared for a while, people wondering where I was. I actually entered into Rogers Memorial Hospital, and it was a program for anxiety and depression, mood disorders,” said the player. “It taught me a lot about myself. It taught me about what’s important and where I would want to devote my time and energy.”
The center, who on the 4th of April got a five game suspension after he tested positive for using marijuana, said that he started to use it so it could help the anxiety.
“Coming to the league, they drop this large amount of money out of nowhere. People automatically change around you,” he said. “… There’s no one really trying to guide, teach you what you should do and what you shouldn’t do. So you get lost, you get your money stolen.”
This season, the player featured in 27 meetings for the Bucks, having an average of 7.3 points, 1.4 blocks, and 6.1 rebounds recorded in 21.7 minutes of playing time in each meeting.
Sources reported that even though the center can make it to the playoffs if he goes elsewhere because he was let go before the 1st of March, he doesn’t plan to play again for the NBA this season, as he deals with the problems that were troubling him.
“I love basketball, and if I get to a point where I feel I’m capable of playing basketball again, I will,” said Sanders. “I’ve had to make the difficult decision to follow my intuition and allow myself the space and time to explore my true purpose in life.”
In the draft of 2010, Milwaukee drafted the 26-year-old center from VCU along with the 15th pick overall. Sanders said that the only thing that he regrets is how he parted ways with the Bucks.
“I wish I could have said goodbye formally to the Bucks,” said Sanders. “I want them to know it was never about them.”
NBA fans around the world and price per head bookies know how much talent Sanders has in the sport, and they were saddened after he waived by the Bucks. However, they know that the most important thing is for him to stay healthy, and hopefully he’ll soon return to the game.