The Bucks and Larry Sanders are nearing agreement on a four-year, $44MM contract extension, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The deal will include bonuses that could push the value of the contract to the $48 million range, according to sources.
Sanders, 24, enjoyed a breakout season in Milwaukee last year, averaging 9.8 PPG, 9.5 RPG, and 2.8 blocks per contest. Even though the Bucks were swept by the Heat in the opening round of the playoffs, Sanders showed that he could produce in the postseason with 10.8 PPG and 8.3 RPG.
The Bucks have had a very busy offseason which has seem them add free agents O.J. Mayo, Carlos Delfino, and Zaza Pachulia while parting ways with a number of players including Monta Ellis and J.J. Redick. Milwaukee also replaced interim coach Jim Boylan with former Hawks head man Larry Drew.
Recently, our own Chuck Myron examined Sanders as an extension candidate and concluded that he would wind up with a contract that would give him between $11MM and $12MM annually. That's pretty much what the big man has in this deal as his base AAV is $11MM with incentives that could bump him to $12MM. Sanders is a client of Relativity Sports' Dan Fegan, according to the Hoops Rumors Agency Database.