Cavaliers have new backup big man as Larry Sanders comes out of retirement
The Cavaliers, who bowed to the Rockets on Sunday, next take on the Detroit Pistons and Sanders could join the squad in the home game but not expected to be in the active roster. Sanders, a 6-foot-11 forward-center will earn $208,000 this season, according to cleveland.com.

THE Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) have signed Larry Sanders, who returns to the NBA after two years.

Sanders fills the spot vacated by Andrew Bogut who suffered a leg fracture 58 seconds into his debut with the Cavaliers.

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Looking to beef up the middle, the Cavaliers hope to get some boost from Sanders, only 28.

Sanders retired at 26 in 2015 citing mental issues, later revealing he entered a facility to treat anxiety and mood disorders.

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The Cavaliers, who bowed to the Rockets on Sunday, next take on the Detroit Pistons and Sanders could join the squad in the home game but not expected to be in the active roster.

Sanders, a 6-foot-11 forward-center will earn $208,000 this season, according to cleveland.com.

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