Larry Sanders confirmed that he will miss the remainder of the season due to eye surgery.
Sanders averaged 7.7 points and 7.2 rebounds this season and will begin a four-year contract extension next season.
Sanders anticipates a strong offseason in which he hopes to increase his strength to prepare against frontcourt players he will face.
"I want to put on a lot of weight," Sanders said. "At least 15 pounds. I want to get to 240, 245, a good running weight. I want to be really strong. I want to feel unmoveable out there.
"I just see it being the hardest working summer since back when I was in college, maybe when I was going out for the draft (in 2010). That will be the only one I could probably compare to this one."