In an unexpected turn of events, Larry Sanders has been released by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Larry was signed as a replacement for Australian center, Andrew Bogut, after he suffered a season ending injury. Cavaliers fans across the world had nothing but faith for Larry in his goal to rejuvenate his career, after taking a break from basketball for over two seasons. Sanders was a player the Cavaliers were planning on using in the 2017 playoff run, being a vital role player off the bench to help the Cavs interior defense. But this didn't go quite the way Cleveland fans, and Larry Sanders himself had hoped.

Larry Sanders has message for the fans

Larry is showing no signs of disdain or any hate towards the franchise after their decision, he has nothing but good to say about the Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans. As he took to Twitter after finding out the heartbreaking news.

This is an opportunity that Mr. Sanders did not take for granted. He knew how special it was to end up on the roster of the defending NBA champions, just two years after calling it quits from the game of basketball. A lot of people feel Larry made a mistake going back to professional basketball, or joining the star stacked Cavs team. Many felt this for various reasons.

Some people mentioned that he would not get many minutes, or get to prove himself, and will negatively effect his career. But if anything, Sanders has learned from this experience of playing with the Cavaliers. And had this to say about all the people that doubted him or believed this was a decision he would come to regret.

There is still an NBA future for Sanders

Larry Sanders is certainly still going to be a great player in the league, all he needs is to find a team that will suit him. Maybe a team that can play him significant minutes and bring out his full potential.

The Milwaukee Bucks is a team the shot blocking center spent his best years in. During the 2012-13 season, Larry produced his best career numbers with 9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.8 blocks per game. That particular season, he also logged around 27.3 minutes per game, a significant difference to the minutes he was logging on a game by game basis for the Cavaliers. So you could make a strong argument that Larry Sanders did not get to prove himself as a Cavalier due to the lack of gametime with the club. This gives him a great chance at possibly joining a team that can help him get back to his prime level that he showed us in 2013.