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Larry Sanders lets down Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders shoots over the

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders shoots over the top of Knicks shooting guard Toure' Murry during the first half. (Oct. 23, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Larry Sanders repaid the Bucks for making him the face of the franchise and cornerstone of their rebuild by tearing a ligament in his right thumb during an altercation at a nightclub, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. Sanders had surgery and will miss six weeks.

The Bucks signed Sanders to a four-year, $44 million extension over the summer, after letting Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings go. A strong defender, Sanders finished third in the Most Improved Player voting last year, but was off to a bad start: averaging 2.7 points and 3.7 rebounds before the incident.

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