Milwaukee Bucks set to give Larry Sanders a contract extensionPosted by Inside Hoops
Larry Sanders has made big strides in the past year.
And the Milwaukee Bucks are banking on his ability to leap to another level as a team leader and major defensive presence in the middle.
A league source indicated Friday that Sanders and the Bucks were near agreement on a four-year, $44 million contract extension.
Only final details remained to be settled on a deal that will keep the 6-foot-11 Sanders in Milwaukee through the 2017-’18 season.
Sanders, in the final year of his rookie-scale contract, will be paid $3 million next season. But he will make $11 million per year in the next four years, showing the high hopes the Bucks have placed in the 24-year-old center.
Reported by Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel