Is Milwaukee Bucks’ Larry Sanders New Face of Franchise?

Is Milwaukee Bucks’ Larry Sanders New Face of Franchise

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Brandon Jennings was the face of the Milwaukee Bucks until he was traded to the Detroit Pistons. He was the golden boy, the “fan favorite” who was supposed to bring joy back to Milwaukee basketball. It certainly did not work out that way. Now, the Bucks need a new face to represent the franchise, and I believe center Larry Sanders is the man for the job.

He is an intense, no nonsense, physical, determined and talented young basketball player. More importantly, he plans to remain a member of the Bucks for the entirety of his NBA career.

Sanders tweeted the following after reports began circulating about a contract extension between Milwaukee and the big man:

“Well let’s get it done then! #Buck4Life

“I love the city of Milwaukee and I will stay as long as you’ll have me.”

Reports from ESPN.com suggest a four-year contract extension that will most likely pay Sanders more than $10 million per season. Considering what he accomplished last season, and the strides he has made since his first year in the league, Sanders deserves the money that is coming his way.

Sanders does not back down from a challenge and he wants nothing more than to win basketball games. He thoroughly enjoys the city of Milwaukee and the fans. He will not get greedy and he will not become a parasite in the locker room as Jennings did. He is made up of everything the Bucks need in a leader.

The best part is Sanders would love to become the face of the franchise and make sure the organization heads in the right direction.

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  • pointforward

    Absolutely correct. Unlike Jennings, who reached a plateau after his first season, Sanders has gotten better each year and will continue to improve. We also get the sense that when he says the right things in the media that he really believes what he’s saying and not just acting politic like Jennings.
    The Bucks have really improved their roster and Jennings (and Smith) will poison Detroit. Pistons won’t make the playoffs and the Bucks will improve their seeding.