Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  16 responses

Brandon Jennings Open to Extension With Bucks ‘If Everything is Right’

If the terms of the deal are to his liking, Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings would be happy to stay in Milwaukee for the long haul. Reports the Journal Times: “Jennings, the Bucks’ starting point guard since his rookie season three years ago, is eligible for a contract extension July 1. If he chose to reject an extension offer from the Bucks, Jennings would become a restricted free agent after next season and an unrestricted free agent the following season. There are some NBA observers who believe Jennings will reject an extension and inevitably leave Milwaukee. Of course, those perceptions are based primarily on comments made by Jennings himself earlier this season. That’s when Jennings hinted he wasn’t content in Milwaukee and that he might want to showcase his talents in a city with more glitz and glamour. Said Jennings at the time: ‘I am going to keep my options open, knowing that the time is coming up. I’m doing my homework on big-market teams.’ But Jennings has since become more favorable about remaining with the Bucks, who took a gamble on him by making him the 10th overall selection in the 2009 NBA draft. Asked if he wants to sign an extension with the Bucks, Jennings said, ‘If everything is right, why not? If my agent (Bill Duffy) comes back and says this is what we should do, I’m going to do it.’ [...] He seems to found his niche. Asked if he enjoys being a Buck, Jennings said, ‘Oh, yeah, of course. I’ve been the starting guard here for three years.’ Jennings was also asked if he could envision himself becoming the face of the Bucks’ franchise, and if he wants to take on that role? ‘Yes, I would,” Jennings said. ‘At the end of the day, it’s an NBA team. If you asked any guy in the NBA, would you like to be the face of a franchise, I’m sure 80 percent of them would say yes, no matter where they are.’”

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  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Apart from that 55pt game against the big/bad warriors, what exactly has BJennings done of noteworthy in the L?

  • ctk

    Bucks got to paid him ala Michael Redd style…aint NOBODY goin there to play so they got to keep whatever talent they got

  • http://nba.com GP23

    Co-sign JT. Seriosuly, I would have Rubio over Jennings at the PG spot.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    jennings, reeke and jwall = exremely dissapointing soph seasons

  • CB

    he played well in the playoffs that one year. It was a 7 game series (answer to 1stc comment)

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    That last quote did not exactly inspire confidence.

  • Shem

    Look at the teams Jennings, Tyreke and John Wall are playing for. They’re in no position to succeed. I expect big things from Wall next year, still undecided about Jennings and Tyreke.

  • AiRsMiTh

    @ Shem, I agree; well maybe not big things, but I think John Wall will make a statement. Maybe big things next season (not the upcoming one).

  • clydesays

    The Bucks aren’t exactly a prime destination, but SOMEONE will take their money if Jennings asks for a lot more than he’s worth.

  • Brahsef

    I think Tyreke will become the best outta the bunch still. Once he learns a consistent jumper (which I still think he will) he’ll become deadly in the half-court. For some reason I see John Wall being able to always beast in the open court but consistently struggle in a slowed down game.

  • Brahsef

    Oh and Jennings is not someone I want on my team, at least at this point in his career. Especially not with Monta as my other guard. Montas a special scorer, what exactly is Jennings special at?

  • Ldub

    I think Jennings should bounce. If loyalty is a big issue for him ala Tayshaun Prince, then stay. But if he is looking for the “glitz and glamour” in a bigger market (which i believe he truly desires) then He needs to be somewhere like LA, NY, Brooklyn, Orl. All of those teams need a PG and although I dont feel like LA or NY would benefit Jennings that much…somewhere like Brooklyn or Orlando might.

  • T-Money

    At the end of the day, it’s an NBA team… LOL

  • Ldub

    16 3 and 5 isnt bad. His shooting % definitely needs to increase. And he is only 22. I think he is a decent PG right now. Get a tad bit bigger and work on his on ball D…dude would be nice. But agreeing with JT…scoring 55 in a game…he should be around 22,8 and 4 on 48% shooting and around 35-40% 3 pt shooting. I like this dude…hope he improves.

  • Ldub

    Looking at his stats he is super inconsistent (scoring wise)…dude can drop 34 one night..then 8 the next? Cant have that @ the nba level.

  • pacmac

    I hear Toronto calling, I’m just sayin.