Brandon Jennings Warns Bucks Against Qualifying Offer

by March 09, 2013

Brandon Jennings told Yahoo! he would leave Milwaukee after the ’13-14 season if the Bucks don’t offer a lucrative contract and make changes to the roster and organization this summer: “Point guard Brandon Jennings, a soon-to-be restricted free agent, says if he signs a one-year qualifying offer with Milwaukee this offseason, expect his days with the Bucks to be limited to one season. ‘If I take the qualifying offer and become an [unrestricted] free agent there is no way I am coming back,’ Jennings told Yahoo! Sports on Friday after practice. ‘There is no way.’ Jennings considers Milwaukee a ‘great sports town’ and has enjoyed his time there, but in order to keep him long term, Jennings said the Bucks’ offer must be lucrative and there needs to be changes in the roster and the organization to make it championship caliber. Brandon Jennings expects a big contract and team improvements if the Bucks want to keep him. […] ‘I just want to win,’ Jennings said. ‘The way I am playing now, I just want to go to a winning team and play like that. I don’t care about being a superstar or being the main guy. I did that [the] first four years. I just want to win and be somewhere where it’s all about winning. I’m not saying the Bucks aren’t about winning. But I think [a title caliber situation] will help me, motivate my game and then you have to perform.’ […] ‘Everybody says I’m just a shooter, I’m just a scorer,’ Jennings said. ‘But if you go back to my high school days, I’ve always been a pass-first point guard. Now that we got J.J. [Redick], who’s a good scorer, now I’m just looking for options all the time. Basically, I should have been doing what I’ve been doing the last three months. Is it too late? I don’t know. But maybe it’s a good way to start showing what else I can do.'”