Bucks center Larry Sanders still suspended after 10 games

Saturday February 7th, 2015

The NBA announced last month that Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended without pay for a minimum of 10 games after violating the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

The 10th game since the announcement happened on Friday night, when the Bucks faced the Rockets in Houston.

A league spokesman told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Milwaukee will be informed when Sanders is in "full compliance" with the treatment program.

The 10th game of the suspension period was Friday night as the Bucks met the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center. But the suspension will not end until he is in "full compliance" with his treatment program, a league spokesman confirmed Friday.

When Sanders is determined to be in full compliance, the team will be notified by the league and be able to publicize that, the spokesman said.

A report last month said that during the suspension Sanders intended to handle personal issues and learn to live without using marijuana.

Sanders has not played since Dec. 23. He was suspended five games in April 2014 for violating the league's anti-drug program.

Over 27 games this season, Sanders averaged 7.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. He signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension in 2013.

The Bucks currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a 27-23 record.

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