Bucks and Sanders close to 4 year/$44m extension

Bucks and Sanders close to 4 year/$44m extension

Postby JSM on Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:26 pm

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo wrote:Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders is nearing completion on a four-year, $44 million contract extension, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

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.

The Bucks were swept in four games in the first round of the playoffs by the eventual NBA champion Miami Heat, but Sanders averaged 10.8 points and 8.3 rebounds in the series.
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Re: Bucks and Sanders close to 4 year/$44m extension

Postby therealdeal on Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:21 pm

I see a lot of potential in this kid, especially defensively. He's already one of the league's best shot blockers.

Good signing for Milwaukee when it happens.
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Re: Bucks and Sanders close to 4 year/$44m extension

Postby abeer3 on Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:43 pm

yeah, very un-bucks-ish to lock up a good young player at what may be below market value.
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Re: Bucks and Sanders close to 4 year/$44m extension

Postby dak22 on Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:31 pm

not suprising, but not unwarranted either.

If you are:

A. 7 feet tall
B. Have potential+athleticism
C. Have decent ability/skills either defensively/offensively.

You are a guaranteed a 10 mil contract in the NBA. That's the market for bigs these days regardless of issues.
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Re: Bucks and Sanders close to 4 year/$44m extension

Postby noobiew on Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:51 pm

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