Sanders will be waived by the Cavaliers on Wednesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. Sanders' return to professional basketball following a two-year hiatus didn't go as planned. He ended up taking part in just five games with the Cavaliers after being signed late in the season, averaging only 2.6 minutes per contest. Sanders wasn't much more impressive in his D-League appearances, so the Cavs will cut bait and address their lack of depth at center by instead signing the 7-foot-3 Walter Tavares. Sanders should get a look from teams ahead of training camp next season, although he likely won't be guaranteed a roster spot wherever he lands.
Sanders has been recalled from the D-League, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports. The Cavs have been bringing Sanders up to speed gradually, but he may be thrust into an increased role Wednesday as the team will be without Tristan Thompson, who suffered a thumb injury Tuesday against Orlando. With Andrew Bogut (leg) and Chris Andersen (knee) done for the season, Sanders is currently the Cavs' only healthy true center, though stretch-five Channing Frye also figures to see a bump in minutes Wednesday.
Sanders was assigned to the D-League's Canton Charge on Tuesday. After failing to see any run in the Cavs' double-overtime victory over the Pacers on Sunday, Sanders will head back to the Charge, who will play their first game in the D-League postseason Wednesday against Raptors 905. In his four appearances for the Charge this season, Sanders is averaging 6.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 19.4 minutes per game.
Sanders was recalled Sunday from the D-League's Canton Charge, Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reports. Sanders continues to move back and forth between the two rosters, but gets the majority of his playing time in the D-League. With the Cavaliers, Sanders has played just two games and logged a total of four minutes, so despite being recalled, he'll likely remain outside the regular rotation.
Sanders was assigned Sunday to the D-League's Canton Charge, Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio reports. As expected, Sanders will continue to move back and forth between the two rosters, with the D-League offering the opportunity to get him back into game shape. Sanders could be recalled in time for Monday's game against the Spurs, although he's largely remained out of the regular rotation and may not see the floor in a competitive contest.
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