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Saturday, November 30, 2013

The 3rd Man In Sounds Off: Bucks make $44 million mistake

Nothing seems to be going right for the Milwaukee Bucks as they sit in the basement of the NBA with a 2-13 record, while the face of the franchise sits at the end of the bench in street clothes.  Before the season began the Bucks decided to give Larry Sanders a $44 million extension, which begins next season, and this decision could not look any worse.

Although Sanders averaged a near double-double last season (9.8 PTS and 9.5 TRB), he has not produced anywhere near those numbers.  In fact he has been more productive at the local tavern then he has been on the court, as he has only played in three games due to missing time because of a bar fight.

After this incident he was required to have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, and will miss a total of six weeks to recover.  Not only has he had off the court problems, but also before the injury he complained publicly about the lack of minutes he was receiving.

Although he does some positive things on the court, his technical fouls and actions off the court will always cause everyone to wonder if the Bucks made the wrong decision locking Sanders up to a big deal.

While a Dennis Rodman personality could create some excitement among fans, he does not have the personality to be a leader on a young, rebuilding Milwaukee Bucks team.  It is early but already Larry Sanders has shown that the Bucks made a huge $44 million mistake.

What are your thoughts on Larry Sanders? Did the Bucks make a huge mistake? Leave your thoughts below.  


  1. Random thoughts..............
    - Could the season gotten off to a worse start for
    Sanders and the Bucks?
    - Where is Sanders' head at? Does he have the
    leadership abilities, maturity, and talent to be
    the face of the franchise?
    - Did the Bucks sign Sanders with the thought of
    trading him during the season?
    I'll be interested to watch how Sanders acts off of the court and how he performs during games when he comes back from his injury? At least he creates some interest in watching the Bucks this year.

    1. Sanders is who the Bucks want to be the face of the franchise, but his rage on the court will always hold him back. Even with Sanders the Bucks are not a good team.