Milwaukee Bucks Want to Retain Brandon Jennings

by June 28, 2013

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.'”