LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20:  Robert Upshaw #24 of the Washington Huskies is fouled as he dunks against the Oklahoma Sooners during the 2014 MGM Grand Showcase basketball event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Washington won 69-67.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Draft Profile: Robert Upshaw

Can teams look past the off-court issues and select Robert Upshaw in the first round? Strengths Elite shot-blocker; was leading the NCAA before his dismissal Double-double threat every night Defensive positioning both on and off ball Shows some ability to finish with his back to the basket Size and length for NBA center Good potential […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03:  Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Barclays Center on November 3, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Kevin Garnett Goes Home

The Minnesota Timberwolves played a small but vital role in last week’s historic trade deadline activity, acquiring former Wolves forward Kevin Garnett in exchange for Thaddeus Young.

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Milwaukee Bucks, Larry Sanders discussing buyout

ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting the Milwaukee Bucks and Larry Sanders have begun discussions over a buyout of his contract, which would make him a free agent:

Buyout discussions have begun between the Milwaukee Bucks and Larry Sanders that would make the recently suspended big man a free agent, according to league sources.

Sanders has served a 10-game suspension for violating the league’s anti-drug program but has not returned to the team and is not expected to play for Milwaukee again. He has been listed as out for “personal reasons” in each of the Bucks’ past three games.