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Thursday, August 8th, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  15 responses

Milwaukee Bucks Talking Extension With Larry Sanders


Larry Sanders is about to get paid. According to ESPN, the Milwaukee Bucks are negotiating with the young big fella on a lucrative contract extension: “Oct. 31 is the deadline for extensions for members of Sanders’ 2010 draft class, but sources said this week that negotiations on a new deal for one of Milwaukee’s new cornerstones have already reached the final stages. In the wake of the recent departures of guards Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, Sanders has emerged as Milwaukee’s most recognizable player. He was a recent invitee to USA Basketball’s minicamp in Las Vegas for the game’s top 25-and-under players, only to be derailed halfway through by an ankle sprain. Although contract figures were not immediately known, sources say Sanders is expected to receive an extension with an annual salary in excess of $10 million. He averaged 9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in just 27.3 minutes per game last season. Sanders wound up as the league’s No. 2 shot-blocker and finished seventh in NBA Defensive Player of the Year voting. Yet he was snubbed by NBA coaches in voting for the All-Defensive first and second teams, just like Defensive Player of the Year winner Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    this is what he thinks about the extension

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    throw all of the money at that guy

  • LakeShow

    I think he is worth it…
    I also would not be terribly surprised to see him turn into Samuel Dalembert.
    Which still isn’t bad.
    But maybe not “all of the money.” Although the Bucks probably won’t find someone better so yeah, lock him up.

  • Dfrance

    Is he really that good? Everyone has been bigging him up, can’t say that I’ve ever really seen him play.

  • Dfrance

    Not gonna check, but pretty sure Marc Gasol made the second team all defense. He didn’t get totally snubbed.

  • spit hot fiyah

    off the top of my head you are correct about that, same thing that happened to tyson chandler the year before right

  • spit hot fiyah

    off the top of my head you are correct about that, same thing that happened to tyson chandler the year before right

  • Dfrance

    Yeah, it makes no sense

  • Dfrance

    Yeah, it makes no sense

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    on defense he’s probably the best thing this league has right now honestly. nobody protects the rim and shuts down the pick and roll like that guy. he’s like a hybrid of Joakim Noah and Anthony Davis defensively.

  • pointforward

    He’s more athletic and moves better than Sam ever did (even when he was young). His shot mechanics need to improve if he’s ever to become a scorer, but his scoring numbers should improve now that we have guards who can pass the ball and execute the pick and roll. He should have had at least a couple of more dunks a game last year, but those guards were the worst in the league. He has great hops and would be even better as an inside scorer if he gained another 10-15 pounds. Unlike Jennings, he continues to get better and he means all the nice words we read in the press.

  • pointforward

    He really is that good. If he works on his shot and gains just a few more pounds, he should also thrive as a scorer with guards who understand the pick and roll and can pass the rock to him.

  • LakeShow

    I love his game so you don;t need to sell me on him. I just can see it going either way:
    Sammy D – Marcus Camby….

    Please be Marcus Camby!

  • pointforward

    I’m down with that if he’s Marcus without the long injury history. Marcus is a guy who could have been a lot more productive and had a hall of fame type career if it hadn’t been derailed by injury.

    I don’t think he will go Sammy’s way. Sam just never was a great athlete. He just had a lot more of the fine skills that I hope Larry can learn. In that way, I hope he is like Sam.

    Sam’s skill and Camby’s instincts and athleticism would make him better than either of them!

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