Larry Sanders Upset With New Role and New Coach
After signing a hefty four-year contract worth $44 million, Larry Sanders was supposed to be the franchise player for the Milwaukee Bucks. Instead, Sanders often finds himself at the end of the bench under new head coach Larry Drew.
“I feel like I’m capable of being in the game at the end and helping my team win, coming up with blocks and rebounds,” Sanders said. “I haven’t been able to get my rhythm out there. I understand foul trouble situations, but tonight I wasn’t in foul trouble. Last year I finished so many games. I feel like that’s when I lock in the most. But I haven’t been able to get in the game to finish. That carries over to the next game. When you sit the last three quarters of each game, I can’t have no carryover. And it’s hard for me. I’m still a young player. It’s only my eighth year playing basketball.”
Unfortunately for Sanders, Coach Drew’s relationship with back-up center, Zaza Pachulia, goes all the way back to their Atlanta days. Furthermore, the Bucks have a load of talent in their front court, therefore, Sanders impact may have to come early in the game. If not, the first three games of the NBA season may be a foreshadowing of what is yet to come for Sanders.