Breakdown: Why Brandon Jennings Is Still A Free Agent | No Excuses Teaser
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Brandon Jennings is still available and Coach Nick of BBallBreakdown put a video together explaining why the talented young free agent worries NBA teams.
Here’s Michael Hunt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the Bucks issue with Brandon
If Jennings bounces back to the Bucks on a one-year contract for the qualifying offer of $4.5 million, the point guard won’t get the big money and the big market he thought was coming to him.
And the Bucks, who made their preference known with their unsuccessful pursuit of Jeff Teague while Jennings was hanging in limbo, would be stuck with a guy they’d rather not have around anymore.
Of course, the best solution would be a sign-and-trade deal. It’s what Jennings’ handlers and the Bucks want. Problem is, the Bucks can’t find a suitable trading partner that has both the need for a point guard and something they’d want in return.
If a team makes a play for Jennings, problem solved. Let him go and move on. But more and more, it’s looking like short-term coexistence will be required of Jennings and the Bucks.
As awkward as Jennings’ one-year return would be, I’m thinking a potentially bad situation could actually become a good thing next season for player and organization with a lot of work and understanding on both sides.
In a contract year, Jennings would be highly motivated to become the player he thinks he is and get the money he thinks he’s worth. With a new coach and without the friction caused by Monta Ellis’ presence, it’s possible that Jennings’ attitude could be reshaped to make something of next season for the Bucks.
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