Milwaukee Bucks Pick Up Brandon Jennings, Larry Sanders Options

Zach HerringCorrespondent IIJune 30, 2011

ATLANTA - MAY 2:  Guard Brandon Jennings #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles with the ball during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 2, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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The Milwaukee Bucks announced they will exercise the fourth-year contract option on guard Brandon Jennings and the third-year option on power forward Larry Sanders.

Jennings played 63 games last season for Milwaukee, averaging 16.2 points, 4.8 assists and 3.7 rebounds. Jennings recorded his first career triple-double with 20 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds against the Charlotte Bobcats. As you know, Jennings became the second player to have a 50-plus scoring game and a triple-double in his first 100 NBA games.

The other? Elgin Baylor.

Sanders played in 60 games last season for Milwaukee. As a rookie, he averaged 4.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks. Sanders’ best game of the season came against Denver, when he scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and blocked a total of eight shots. Sanders also ranked fifth in the league in blocks per 48 minutes, with 3.96.

Both of these moves are great for the Bucks. With a few offseason moves and a solid draft, the Bucks will look to make a 2011-2012 playoff push.

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