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ST. FRANCIS, Wis. Larry Sanders has never been a finished product. He knows it. His coaches know it.
Sanders didn't join a high school basketball team until his sophomore year, and when he did finally play, his coach had a distinct message for him to take advantage of his special skills.
"My high school coach told me just to run and try to block shots," Sanders said on Friday. "That's what my focus was. Blocking shots and the timing just came kind of easy."
That ease has certainly carried over into his professional career, where Sanders will take part in his third season in the NBA this year with the Bucks. As one of the more athletic big men in the league, Sanders has had no problem doing what his high school coach had asked of him running and shot blocking in his first two seasons. But the rest of his game hasn't been so easy.
And last season, Sanders was forced to step in as a backup center a position he wasn't as accustomed to playing....
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The Milwaukee Bucks have seven centers and power forwards on their roster, including Larry Sanders.
MILWAUKEE Compared to the rest of the NBA last season, the Milwaukee Bucks weren't necessarily a dynamite 3-point shooting team.
They ranked 16th in the league, pretty much right in the middle of the pack,and shot a decent, not great, percentage from beyond the arc (34.5 percent). But they did have one major improvement in 2012 when it came to shooting from long range.
Milwaukee Bucks' fans got their first lookat this year's team on Thursday night with the team's training camp scrimmage. And although it's pretty early along in the camp process, and there's only so many observations to be made this early, here's five things that crossed our mind during Thursday's scrimmage:
1. The Bucks are doing their best to work Monta...
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Head Coach: Scott Skiles
Where We Left Off: DEAR LORD THE SHIP IS SINKING! ABANDON ALL HOPE, ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE.
The Bucks were messier than a 16 year old's bedroom last year. Their team defensive philosophy littered NBA floors in a disheveled mess. The stock in their franchise player, Andrew Bogut, crashed faster than the...
Milwaukee Bucks forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is expected to miss the majority of training camp while recovering from offseason knee surgery, reports Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel:"It's getting better every day," Mbah a Moute said during the interviews Monday at the Cousins Center. "I don't think I'll be on the court during training camp...