Larry Sanders Close to $44 Million Extension With the Milwaukee Bucks

by August 16, 2013

As expected, the Bucks and forward Larry Sanders are nearing a contract extension. According to Yahoo! Sports, terms of the new deal are $44 million over four years: “The deal will include bonuses that could push the value of the contract to the $48 million range, sources said. Sanders, 24, emerged as a breakout talent for the Bucks in his third NBA season, averaging 9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. He’s become one of the league’s best rim protectors and the anchor of the franchise’s frontline. The Bucks have undergone a significant makeover in the offseason under general manager John Hammond, who hired Larry Drew as coach and signed free agents O.J. Mayo, Carlos Delfino and Zaza Pachulia. The Bucks also acquired guard Luke Ridnour as part of a three-team deal. Sanders is one of several class of 2010 players in line to receive contract extensions before the October 31 deadline to complete them. The Bucks drafted Sanders with the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft out of Virginia Commonwealth.”