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Sanders' injury does not involve a foot, knee or hand, and he will be ready for the start of the regular season, Bucks announcer Ted Davis reports.

He underwent a minor outpatient surgical procedure Friday, and will miss the remainder of the preseason, but the injury is not expected to linger. Consider Sanders probable for the regular season opener Oct. 29 in Charlotte.

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Sanders underwent a minor outpatient surgical procedure Friday and will miss the final three preseason games, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Charles Gardner reports.

This is a bit bothersome, as there's not a specific timetable for his return to the court. However, it seems feasible that he could just be held out for the rest of the preseason and return for the start of the regular season. He had been dealing with a somewhat lengthy illness, and that could have been the reason for the surgery, although it's also unclear what the nature of the procedure was. Continue to monitor Sanders' status as the season approaches, and if he misses any time, look for Zaza Pachulia and John Henson to carry the load at center.

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Sanders (illness) will not travel with the Bucks on their upcoming two-game road trip, Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.

Sanders has been dealing with an illness all week, and the team will leave him behind as they travel to Cedar Rapids to face Minnesota on Friday and New York for a matchup with the Knicks on Monday.

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Sanders (illness) was held out of Wednesday's practice, Fox Sports Wisconsin's Andrew Gruman reports.

He didn't travel with the team for Tuesday's preseason game in Cleveland, and is apparently still dealing with the illness. However, he will most likely be healthy for the start of the regular season.

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Sanders (illness) will not play Tuesday against the Cavs.

Sanders is dealing with a minor illness and will remain in Milwaukee while the team travels to Cleveland. Zaza Pachulia will get the start in Sanders' absence.

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Coach Jason Kidd said Monday at the team's media day that Sanders will be one of Milwaukee's leaders, in addition to its defensive anchor, Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Kidd's words all but solidify Sanders as the Bucks' starting center this season. He's clearly the most talented option - Zaza Pachulia projects as the primary backup - but last season's off-the-court woes raised questions about his standing with the team. With those problems now behind him, Sanders enters the season at full health looking to reestablish himself as one of the top defensive centers in the game.

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Jason Kidd believes that Larry Sanders can return to form following a disastrous 2013-14 campaign.

"Yeah [I think he can bounce back]," Kidd said. "I think it starts with being healthy. Two, he's here working out. When you look at that and being gone for five months, he's here with his teammates. That's the start." Saunders signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension last year after an impressive season in which he established himself as an elite rim protector. However, he followed his breakout season with an injury plagued 2013-14 campaign in which he received a suspension for violating the NBA's anti-drug program and only made it through 23 contests. Sanders probably made a lot of people's "never-again lists" last season, but if he's able to keep his act together, he could be a decent value pick going into next season.

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Larry Sanders said that his surgically-repaired thumb and orbital bone both feel "great" and he's been fully cleared for basketball activities.

"I feel good, I feel rested," said Sanders, who has been practicing with the Bucks in recent days. He added that he's having a "great time" with Jason Kidd and the new coaching staff, and it's nice to finally see him healthy after a dreadful 2013-14 season in which he missed 59 games.

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Larry Sanders went through practice with the Bucks' summer league team on Wednesday.

He reportedly looked great while out there with the young guys. It's been a long, long time since there was anything positive associated with Sanders, which has led to tremendous trade speculation. The Bucks signed him to a four-year, $44 million deal last summer, so that isn't exactly going swimmingly to this point. He'll look to rebound from a catastrophic 2013-14.

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The Kings have some interest in acquiring Larry Sanders or Brandon Knight for their eighth pick in the 2014 draft, according to Chad Ford of

Obviously this is just a rumor, but it would be wise for the Bucks to take a page out of the Sixers' book from last year and deal a starter. Jrue Holiday, a better player than Knight or Sanders, was dealt for the sixth pick in the 2013 draft and the 10th pick this year. The Kings do need a guy to protect the rim to take some pressure off DeMarcus Cousins' fouling issue and Sanders' value is awfully low after a horrific 2013-14. Additionally, news came out this week that Larry Sanders punched Mike Dunleavy back in 2012-13, according to the Journal Times.