Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 2:25 pm  |  3 responses

Milwaukee Bucks Want to Retain Brandon Jennings

There could be major shakeups in Milwaukee this summer, but if the Bucks have it their way, point guard Brandon Jennings will remain a constant. Per the Journal Sentinel: “Bucks general manager John Hammond said the team will be aggressive in trying to sign point guard Brandon Jennings to a long-term contract when the league’s free agency period opens Monday. The Bucks already have made a $4.3 million qualifying offer to Jennings to retain the right to match any other offers for the restricted free agent. Jennings has been the Bucks starting point guard since he was selected 10th overall in the 2009 draft. He played in all but two games last season and averaged 17.5 points and a career-best 6.5 assists. He had a streak of 182 consecutive games played before sitting out two games late in the regular season. ‘It’s our intention for Brandon Jennings to remain a Milwaukee Buck,’ Hammond said Friday. ‘We’re hoping to negotiate with him fairly through the July process. At the conclusion of our negotiations if we have not reached a deal and they choose to go out and seek an opportunity in the open market, our intention then would still be to match.’”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    at the right price, sure. i think jennings will be in for a rude awakening when he sees his market value

  • cflip

    Just let him walk or get whatever assets you can get in a SnT. What’s so good about him other than him being exciting to look at despite how average/bad he actually is? Has he even made any real significant improvements to his game in his four years?

  • danpowers

    jennings doesnt play like the star he thinks he is, but has clearly above average potential.

    i think its more about not being able to get any replacement of equal
    quality. the bucks dont really have that many options. how many big name free
    agents want to play for milwaukee? and if you were in the front office of another team, how many 1st round picks or what kind of players would you ship to the bucks in a sign and trade for jennings?

    signing him long term is the best thing they can do besides blowing up the whole roster and go to proper rebuild mode.