In a league where big moble guys who can play the C spot are at a minimum, Larry Sanders looks like he's finally starting to put things together. 12.3 ppg 8.3 rpg and 3 bpg on 70% shooting in 26 mpg, in his first three games, has to make the Bucks happy.
I think the biggest thing to get excited about is his 70% FG. This will obviously go down, but one of my biggest criticisms towards him, in prior years, was his wanting to shoot 15 footers rather than use his mobility and length around the rim.
What do you guys think of Sanders? Future starter, All-Star, backup, scrub?
Personally, I think he can be a borderline All-Star. I think given the opportunity, he could lead the league in shot blocks and be a dowble digit rebounder down the line.
He starting to fulfill that Theo Ratliff comparison he was receiving coming out of VCU. If he ever gets starter minutes, I can see him leading the league in blocks at some point. Might make an all-star team depending on Bucks' success in the future, you usually get rewarded if your team is having success.
I think he could potentionally get all-star considerations in the coming years considering he's in the East where the PF postion is weak and the Centers are inconsistent or unhealthy at times, but he has to keep producing at the rate his now and continue to develop. Also, his foul trouble has to come down. Staying on the court is crucial for efficient, productive minutes and you can't when you're sittng on the bench with 4 fouls before halfitme.
Thats crazy, i was just thinking about this guy's play as i picked him up on my fantasy team.
I really think what sets Larry apart, is his energy! He's in on every rebound in some way, batting the ball around and really getting under other player's skin (sometimes its other players getting under his skin a little too easily)...but i love his passion and intensity, and he really has earned every minute of playing time. As for his potential? Im not sure...its tough to say, especially since the NBA eliminated the Center spot from the All-Star ballots...one thing i will say, is he will be a good big man defender for a long time!
I like him but I want to see what kind of numbers he puts up after John Henson is fully healthy. If he gets minutes he will put up numbers but Henson will eat up some of those minutes after he is fully healthy. Keep in mind when Anthony Randolph gets 25-30mpg he puts up similar numbers.
Yea but numbers can lie...and one none stat that doesnt like is FG%...
I could be wrong but i dont think Randolph plays with that kind of efficiency when hes on the court...plus Sanders defense is a lot stronger...
Randolph puts up serious numbers when he is on the court. I am cautious on Sanders and if I am late to the party then so be it. We have all been fooled before and I am calling this one in advanced. I think Henson is a better player and by the end of the year I still think Larry Sanders will be mostly potential/athleticsim and little results similar to Randolph. This guy will never be an all star.
Back up for life, or at best...starter in a losing team for ever.