Cavaliers to Sign Forward Larry Sanders
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decisions says the Cleveland Cavaliers will sign free agent forward Larry Sanders.
Sanders is in Cleveland taking his physical and is expected to be under contract by later Monday, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Cavs have not announced any roster moves.
The Cavs have been looking to add another frontcourt player after center Andrew Bogut broke his left leg last week after just 58 seconds of his debut. Bogut is expected to be waived to clear a roster spot for Sanders.
The 6-foot-11 Sanders hasn't played since 2015. He worked out for Cleveland last month, but the team decided to sign Bogut instead.
Sanders averaged 6.5 points and 5.8 rebounds during five seasons for Milwaukee.
The defending NBA champions lost in Houston on Sunday and are just 2-5 in March.
Wizards look to finish perfect road trip, Clippers in Utah,
UNDATED (AP) — The Washington Wizards have a good run on the road going. They can wrap up a 5-0 road trip and a winning record for the season with a victory tonight in Minnesota. The Wizards lead the NBA's Southeast Division, while the Timberwolves are last in the Northwest but still in the hunt for a Western Conference playoff berth.
The L.A. Clippers visit the Jazz tonight, something they don't want to have to do it again in their playoff opener. The Jazz sit atop the NBA's Northwest Division with a 41-25 record, but rank fourth in the Western Conference. The Clippers are fifth, and a victory would tie them with Utah for the important No. 4 spot in the West.
Memphis has dropped five straight games, falling all the way to seventh place in the West. The Grizzlies play a team going in the opposite direction tonight, hosting the surging Bucks. Milwaukee has moved into playoff position in the Eastern Conference with six straight wins.
Miami and Chicago are both within 1½ games of the Bucks' lead for the eighth and last postseason spot in the East. The Bulls are in action tonight in Charlotte.
Denver occupies No. 8 in the West, with Portland, Dallas and Minnesota close behind. The Nuggets host the L.A. Lakers tonight, while Dallas has a tough matchup in Toronto. Portland next plays Tuesday.
The Atlanta Hawks look to be in solid position to make the playoffs, but they draws one of the league's best tonight when they visit San Antonio. The Spurs have locked up a playoff position already, with a 51-14 record that puts them just a half game behind Golden State for the league's best record.
Also tonight, Orlando visits Sacramento.