Larry Sanders became a Milwaukee Buck again on Wednesday night. Of course, he wasn’t allowed to join the team at the Bradley Center, as the Bucks fell to the Indiana Pacers by a 104-102 score, but he was deemed medically cleared to play after a broken orbital bone was initially deemed enough to knock him out for the rest of Milwaukee’s wildly disappointing 2013-14 season.
Sanders will sit out four more games following that one after coming out on the wrong side of the NBA’s drug policy, most assuredly testing positive for marijuana. It was initially thought that Sanders, who somewhat backtracked on his thoughts about the illegal drug following Milwaukee’s initial press release, would have to serve his suspension when the 2014-15 campaign dawned, but apparently the Bucks and the league have found a way around that.
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It turns out there's a process by which players are physically cleared to play by the team and an independent