There is no question the Milwaukee Bucks are determined to make center Larry Sanders the face of the franchise going forward after the organization cleaned house. That is why they are reportedly giving him a four-year, $44 million contract extension; along with the fact that his talent and potential proves he deserves the money. The good news is Sanders is embracing the role of becoming the star on the team.
“I think I am ready,” Sanders said, according to Sporting News. “I think I am ready to take that next step and be the face of the franchise.”
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 point guard Brandon Jennings did. He is made up of everything the Bucks need in a leader. 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.
The fact that Sanders raised his level of play in the second half of last season is everything the organization needed to know about the type of player they have.
“I think it was just getting more comfortable and learning from experience,” Sanders told Sporting News. “Things do slow down and you see everything better and the game gets easier as you go along. But I still have a lot I want to work on.”