Sanders is on board with the plan and said he and team came up with it together.
“I needed to focus on myself”. When I was away, I knew I’d come back. It’ll take some time – Sanders only saw two minutes Tuesday night in his debut before getting sent down to the D-League – but this could prove to be a meaningful signing. He has not played since February 11, missing the Cavs’ last 13 games.
Sanders has spent some time trying to get back into the National Basketball Association though scouts who have seen him work out report that his timing is off and that physically, he isn’t quite the same player they saw a few years ago when he last played for the Milwaukee Bucks.
“I had to get permission”, Lue said after the game, reports Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com.
Kyrie and LeBron combine for 58 points but it’s not enough as the Cavs fall in Houston. He could also begin to see spot action with the Cavs, who don’t have a true center on their roster. “He said he wants to get in better shape and just touch the ball, just play”.
Kyrie Irving was Cleveland’s leading scorer with 26 points.
“We’re not in a situation where we need him to save us, so we get to get what we can from Larry”, Griffin told reporters Tuesday. Cavs general manager David Griffin indicated that possibility after Love took part in a three-on-three scrimmage on Tuesday. “We were making stops and making them play our game”. “This gives us the opportunity to do something unique”.
Iman Shumpert scored a season-high 18 points for Cleveland, which is 3-5 in March but still leads Boston by 2 1/2 games for the best record in the Eastern Conference. Kyle Korver is playing out of his mind in The Land (shooting 48.7 percent from three), so if J.R. can get in the party, it’ll turn most of these head-scratchers into W’s very quickly. “Everybody deserves a second chance”. And it’s not like they were easy shots.
But earlier this year, a seemingly renewed Sanders announced that he was returning to the league and the Cavaliers, apparently, were the first team to seriously consider signing him. This is his lowest output since his second year in the league, back in 2005-2006 with the then New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (7.7 points per game). “And I’m truly thankful for the Cavs and LeBron [James] for believing in me and giving me this chance”.
“It’s been a while since we’ve been able to put teams away in the third quarter and get guys some rest in the fourth quarter”, he said.