While life on the court has been a struggle for Larry Sanders so far this season, life off the court just got a whole lot better.
The rangy center and his wife welcomed the couple’s second child – a daughter, Jynesis – to the family Monday night. Sanders, who was married this offseason, also has a young son named Jasiah (strong nomenclature all-around from the Sanders family).
Coincidentally, the birth of Sanders’ daughter came on the same day that Miami’s Chris Bosh and his wife, Adrienne, welcomed their second child, a daughter named Dylan (not sure how I feel about this one).
According to Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin, both Jynesis (pronounced “Genesis”) and Mrs. Sanders are doing well.
Larry, however, missed Tuesday’s practice with a swollen right thumb and his status for Wednesday’s contest against the Cavaliers is in jeopardy. He joined point guards Luke Ridnour (back) and Brandon Knight (hamstring) on the injury report, and both are expected to remain out of the lineup. Ridnour is yet to play this season, while Knight suffered a strained hamstring just minutes into last Wednesday’s season opener against the Knicks.
Ersan Ilyasova also tweaked his ankle – which he sprained during the preseason – during Saturday’s loss to the Raptors and was limited in practice Tuesday. His status for Wednesday is up in the air as well, and it appears Milwaukee will once again be shorthanded, which should again equal result in big minutes for Gary Neal and Nate Wolters.