Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin
By ANDREW GRUMAN  |  Last updated 8/20/13
MILWAUKEE -- After weeks of speculation, Larry Sanders made his four-year contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks official by signing on the dotted line. While the Bucks announced the signing as a multiyear extension, a league source confirmed Sanders' new deal is worth 44 million over four years. He will play out the final year of his rookie contract at 3 million next season before the extension kicks in to keep him in Milwaukee through the 2017-18 season. "By combining his God-given ability with hard work and determination, Larry has developed into one of the top young defensive players in the league," Bucks general manager John Hammond said. "He is a very important part of what we are doing in Milwaukee, and were excited to announce his contract extension." After two up and down seasons, Sanders burst out as one of the league's top defensive players last season. The 15th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft out of Virginia Commonwealth, Sanders averaged 4.0 points, 3.0 rebounds an...
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