Posted July 15, 2013

Report: Brandon Jennings doesn’t want to play for Bucks next season

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Brandon Jennings initially stated he wanted to stay in Milwaukee. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Brandon Jennings initially stated he wanted to stay in Milwaukee. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

There are “whispers” that the Milwaukee Bucks are working on a sign-and-trade with the Detroit Pistons involving disgruntled point guard Brandon Jennings, the Racine (Wis.) Journal Times’ Gery Woelfel reported Monday.

The Sporting News’ Sean Deveney reported earlier on Monday that the relationship between the Bucks and Jennings, a restricted free agent, had soured so significantly that Jennings does not want to play for the team next season.

The Bucks signaled that they were preparing for life after Jennings by signing Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague to a four-year, $32 million offer sheet. The Hawks matched that offer, but the situation reportedly made relations more strained between the two parties.

Aside from a sign-and-trade deal, however, options for both sides are limited. For Jennings, at least, the best option could be signing a one-year qualifying option that would pay him $4.5 million next season. He would have to play out next season in Milwaukee, but he would become an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

 


12 comments
NYGMENstration
NYGMENstration

Jennings isnt good enough to be all " wah im out, this team blows".... maybe if he passed the ball instead of shooting 9-22 on the evening he would have a better record and be happy.

OR

it could be the fact Milwaukee is a cr@po city and he wants out.  in that case, STOP HATING  ON THE BROTHER AND LET HIM LIVE!!

GrownMan
GrownMan

Come to the Lakers in of story! Lakers Nation

GlennAllen
GlennAllen

The silence for Jennings services is deafening and very telling.

RandallAllen
RandallAllen

Jennings has played overseas before; I'm sure he could do that again.  He doesn't know how good he has it, playing in the most elite pro basketball league in the world, playing a game for millions while the rest of us stiffs have to work 9 to 5.

21GB
21GB

BK7 is still very inexperienced and has a lot of ceiling left. He's still very raw, yet his PER and per minute stats are already better than Jennings. 

As bad as some people think Knight is in Detroit, if he took anywhere near the same liberties as Jennings does ball dominating, he'd put up better stats than Jennings does. And he's got a lot more defensive potential. Oh yeah and he's a lot better of a person and a better 3 pt shooter. Don't do it!!!

21GB
21GB

Bucks won't fleece Pistons twice, I hope. I remember when we agreed to take Charlie V. 

I'd rather have Knight that Jennings, by far. Knight still has the potential to make his team better. Don't get fooled that Jennings is a pure PG just because he gets some assists, thats because he's so ball dominant. Assists happen if you fire bail out passes at your teammates faces from trying to create your own O every possession instead of playing 'team ball'. Jennings Hero ball will not help. I like Knight, I think he's a better all around player than Jennings in near future. Give him a shot, he had some really good games as the Starting PG last year, but then started getting thrown around the lineup. He's 21 with a lockout and 1 training camp, 1 summer league. 

wisconsinsport
wisconsinsport

Jennings in nothing  more than an immature Allen Iverson wannabe without defensive skills. As far as I'm concerned don't let the net hit him in the head on the way out. You don't see NBA teams clamoring to sign him. I wonder why? See you Brandon. Would you like some cheese with your whine?????????

NoThanksESPNFacebook
NoThanksESPNFacebook

The relationship with the Bucks and Jennings is like my relationship with ESPN. At least mine will be done after today.

NoThanksESPNFacebook
NoThanksESPNFacebook

@GrownMan I was thinking of this, what do the Lakers have left in terms of exceptions? If the pistons are only offering 4.5 for 1 year, seems like the Lakers could get him on the cheap as the eventual replacement of Nash.

gmouser
gmouser

@21GB BK has had 11.7 and 12.0 PER in two seasons.  Jennings has had 14.5, 15.6, 18.4, and 16.1 PER in his four seasons.

I must have missed the part where having a significantly lower PER is better.

Will10
Will10

@21GB and a better playmaker and teammate

21GB
21GB

@wisconsinsport He is a lot like Iverson, without the elite athleticism, but a bit better pure shooter. Either way they have the same mindset, they rack up stats because they're ball dominant players who see teammates as only ways to help elevate their own stats. No idea how to play winning basketball. Iverson at his peak I even question if he made his team better. Those were some great defensive teams he played on, not offensive.