Larry Sanders Becoming Big Piece of Milwaukee Bucks’ Future

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There are likely going to be some changes made with the Milwaukee Bucks between now and the beginning of next season.

There are players like Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings who could leave town, but Milwaukee does have a nice building block in Larry Sanders, who won’t be confused for a player that is going to light up the scoreboard, but did average 9.8 points and 9.5 rebounds a game this season for the Bucks.

I think we are going to be seeing a lot more of Sanders in the future.

There is the infamous halftime argument between Sanders and Ellis which will make Milwaukee think real hard about whether or not they want Ellis back. The player they would want is Sanders, who became one of the most improved players in the NBA this season and is turning into one of the best interior defenders.

If Sanders can just improve some more on his offense, the Bucks will have a low-post player to trust for the next few years. He may not score 20 points a game, but he could be counted on as a double-double guy on a nightly basis.

Sanders will be only 25-years-old early next season, and showed the big improvement this season. I want to see what other moves may be coming from the Bucks, but keeping Sanders in the post next season should be one of the biggest keys to future success. Milwaukee won’t be as good next year if they lose both Ellis and Jennings, but they know that they have a potential star-in-the-making with Sanders.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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