The Milwaukee Bucks have seven centers and power forwards on their roster, including Larry Sanders. Sanders, along with Drew Gooden and John Henson, can play either position.

"Almost anybody can play center now against a lot of teams, and there are other teams where you need a legit center out there," Skiles said.

"But Larry has improved, there's no doubt about that. He's gotten better at keeping himself under control. When he does that he's an effective player because he's a good defender and a good shot blocker. He's rebounding the ball better.

"When he plays with activity and changes ends and keeps it simple, he's a very effective player."

The Bucks selected Sanders in the first round of the 2010 draft with the 15th overall selection.

The Bucks now have a pair of true centers in Samuel Dalembert and Joel Przybilla. Sanders, Gooden, Henson, Ersan Ilyasova and Ekpe Udoh give the team a decent stable of big men.