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|Jan. 16 1:08 PM PT2:08 PM MT3:08 PM CT4:08 PM ET21:08 GMT5:08 2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST1:08 UAE (+1)22:0816:08 ET3:08 PM CT19:08 - Sanders of the Milwaukee Bucks was suspended without pay for a minimum of 10 games Friday for violating the NBA's anti-drug program.
Analysis: The suspension by the league will begin Monday when the Bucks host the Toronto Raptors. It will continue until he's in full compliance with his treatment program. It is the second suspension for violating the league's anti-drug program in less than a year. Sanders missed the final five games of the 2013-14 season; the center said he was penalized for using marijuana.
|Dec. 26 6:30 PM PT7:30 PM MT8:30 PM CT9:30 PM ET2:30 GMT10:30 7:30 PM MST9:30 PM EST6:30 UAE (+1)03:3021:30 ET8:30 PM CT0:30 - The Bucks are still without Sanders, and with the team not saying much about why other than personal reasons, it has fueled speculation about what's really wrong.
Analysis: The 6-foot-11 center has missed the last seven games and hasn't suited up since the Bucks' home game against Charlotte on Dec. 23. Sanders, who is in the first year of a four-year, $44 million contract extension, started 26 of 27 games and was averaging 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds.
|Dec. 18 1:21 PM PT2:21 PM MT3:21 PM CT4:21 PM ET21:21 GMT5:21 2:21 PM MST4:21 PM EST1:21 UAE (+1)22:2116:21 ET3:21 PM CT19:21 - Sanders was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday for pushing Portland forward Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated toward the basket.
Analysis: The fourth-quarter incident in the Bucks' 104-97 loss at Portland on Wednesday night was upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 2. Sanders is expected to sit out the Bucks' game Thursday night in Sacramento.
|Dec. 5 7:40 PM PT8:40 PM MT9:40 PM CT10:40 PM ET3:40 GMT11:40 8:40 PM MST10:40 PM EST7:40 UAE (+1)04:4022:40 ET9:40 PM CT1:40 - Sanders has the flu.
Analysis: Sanders still logged 17 minutes Friday in a beatdown of the Heat.
|Oct. 17 2:56 PM PT3:56 PM MT4:56 PM CT5:56 PM ET21:56 GMT5:56 2:56 PM MST4:56 PM EST1:56 UAE (+1)23:5617:56 ET4:56 PM CT20:56 - Sanders will miss the rest of the preseason after minor surgery. General manager John Hammond said Friday that Sanders had an outpatient procedure. Sanders is expected to be ready when the regular season begins Oct. 29 against the Charlotte Hornets. Details of Sanders' surgery were not disclosed.
Analysis: The Bucks had already announced that Sanders would miss Friday night's preseason game in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, against Minnesota because of an illness. Sanders played well in three preseason games, averaging 10.7 points and 10.0 rebounds. The 6-foot-11 shot-blocking center hopes to bounce back from a season marred by an orbital bone fracture and a thumb injury. Sanders also had off-court issues after signing a four-year, $44 million contract extension.