First off, seriously? He hurt his thumb in a nightclub altercation in downtown Milwaukee? Seriously?
But I digress. After I announced the injury to my floor, I basically got one response. "Who"? So for those of you who don't pay too much attention to the NBA or the NBA when it comes to small-market non-contenders, here's to get you up to speed.
Larry Sanders had a breakout year last season. He had 9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, and the big stat, 2.8 blocks per game last season. Sanders played 71 games last season, starting 55 of those games. he shot over 50% from the field and gave the fans hope that one day he could be a top 10 center in the NBA.
But now, here we are. Sanders is out 6 weeks for a team that isn't supposed to make the playoffs and now you can be positive they won't. I honestly don't think that in itself is a bad thing. Your team is not going to improve by constantly drafting 11-15th all the time. This isn't the NFL draft. Maybe now Milwaukee can get a top 10 pick and try to solidify a budding star in what is shaping out to be an extremely deep 2014 draft class.
For now though, Milwaukee will have to rely on the likes of Zaza Pachulia, an Atlanta Hawks also ran who averages 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds throughout his entire career. I wouldn't be shock to see Milwaukee struggle to win 7 games with Sanders out of the lineup.