Bucks Agree to S&T with Pistons for Brandon Jennings

Bucks Agree to S&T with Pistons for Brandon Jennings

Postby Kobe8Fan on Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:11 am

Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Image

By Chris Broussard
ESPN The Magazine


Brandon Jennings, the Milwaukee Bucks' leading scorer, told ESPN.com Thursday he will strongly consider leaving Milwaukee for one of the league's larger markets once his rookie contract ends.

"I am going to keep my options open, knowing that the time is coming up,'' Jennings said in an email interview. "I'm doing my homework on big-market teams.''

Jennings, 22, is in his third NBA season and will be eligible to sign a long-term contract extension with Milwaukee this summer. Jennings can become an unrestricted free agent in 2014 if he signs a qualifying offer after next season.

Although he has not established himself as an All-Star or maximum-salaried player, he's led the Bucks in scoring the past two seasons and currently has them in playoff contention despite the loss of center Andrew Bogut to injury.

Jennings' exciting style of play has invigorated the Bucks' fan base, and Milwaukee's management views him as a building block. But the point guard is not ready to commit to the franchise long-term.

"I'm not saying I won't (sign an extension with the Bucks) and I'm not saying I will,'' he said. "I'm just keeping my options open.''

Jennings' desire to play in a more prestigious market follows the league trend that began when LeBron James and Chris Bosh left Cleveland and Toronto, respectively, for Miami in 2010.

Since then, Carmelo Anthony has forced a trade from Denver to New York; Chris Paul forced a trade from New Orleans to Los Angeles; and Orlando's Dwight Howard has requested that the Magic trade him to the New Jersey Nets, who are moving to Brooklyn next season.

Jennings is not in the class of those players, but he said their decisions have influenced him.

"When you start seeing other players like Dwight Howard or CP3, you start thinking,'' said Jennings, who is averaging 18.9 points and 5.3 assists for the Bucks.

Jennings, a native of Los Angeles, said he has no problem with the Bucks' organization and that he is thankful for being drafted by Milwaukee with the 10th pick in 2009. He had struggled while playing one season in Italy directly out of high school, and while other clubs soured on him, the Bucks made him a lottery pick.

"It has nothing to do with the city of Milwaukee or anything like that because that's where I started my career,'' Jennings said. "They've been nothing but good to me. (Coach) Scott Skiles and (general manager) John Hammond have been good to me. It's just that I'm understanding the business of basketball now.''

Jennings did not address specific issues about the Bucks' team and organization, but sources close to the situation said he is frustrated with the direction of the franchise. Bogut, the Bucks' second-best player, has been injury-prone, missing 30 games in Jennings' first two seasons. The center has played only 12 games this season and is currently sidelined by an ankle injury that could cost him the rest of the season.

Stephen Jackson, another one of the Bucks' top players, wants out of Milwaukee unless the club gives him a contract extension, according to sources, and the rest of the Bucks' roster is made up of journeymen.

Despite leading Milwaukee to victories over Miami (twice) and the Los Angeles Lakers, Jennings did not make the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

Jennings insisted that his play and effort will not be adversely affected by his reservations about staying in Milwaukee for the long haul,

"I'm going to keep playing hard every night for the Bucks as long as I'm there,'' Jennings said. "I'm not promising that's where my future will be. I will make sure me and (agent Bill Duffy) look at all the best options.''


http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/75609 ... rket-teams
Last edited by Kobe8Fan on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:19 pm, edited 7 times in total.
User avatar
Kobe8Fan

 
Posts: 10311
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:49 am
Location: Covina, CA

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby Weezy on Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:20 am

I wouldn't want to stay in Wisconsin if I had a choice either.
User avatar
Weezy
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 50866
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:14 am
Location: Anaheim, CA

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby LAKEROC on Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:26 am

^ My wife and I both met Jennings and his family at Dave and Busters in Irvine when the Loose Cannons were interviewing him back when he was a senior in high school, I believe. He was very nice when I approached him, and asked if we could take a picture with him. I remember telling him at the time, "I'd love to see you on the Lakers". Although it just illicit ed a half smile from him. Unfortunately, on the way home, my wife accidentally did something with the camera, that lost all of the pictures. Very sad about that fact, but still have the memory in tact firmly of meeting his family on that day.
Let me also just say for those who don't know the Cannons, that Vic Jacobs is one of the nicest people you will ever meet in your life. Very friendly, and was so pleased. Mycheal Thompson was also wonderful and gracious to us, although a bit more reserved and quiet, but still a very nice and approachable person. Steve was nice as well, but didn't talk to him much. The Loose Cannons, when they did the "Jon Koncack" award, the Showdown, and the daily haiku. Heck, this shows you how great they were. Even my wife who doesn't really watch or even enjoy sports that much, loved the show, and would always listen in her car at lunch, she got so enthralled with the show. Oh well. Sorry for veering off topic.
LAKEROC

 
Posts: 2194
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:49 pm

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby Thenextgreat on Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:27 am

Breaking News: David Stern has signed an extension to keep Brandon Jennings in Milwaukee...
User avatar
Thenextgreat

 
Posts: 2131
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:07 am

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:14 pm

He's not a very good PG but he's a good scorer when he's focused. Reminds me of an Iverson-lite in a lot of ways.

2014 is when all the contracts for the Lakers are done. Including Artest, Gasol, Bryant, Bynum, and (ugh) Walton. We'll have all the money we want and there'll be a bunch of big names expiring that season:

John Wall, Brandon Jennings, Dirk Nowitski, Monta Ellis, Danny Granger, Andrew Bogut, Andre Iguodala, and DeMarcus Cousins.

If you made a move to maybe get a Dwight Howard, you only have 2 more seasons until this team as built is in full rebuild mode and can start really fresh. You have more than enough room to sign a high profile free agent like Jennings or Wall and then maybe even sign another guy if the only guaranteed contract on the books is Howard. So say you let everyone expire and someone it only took Bynum to get Howard, you let everyone expire, sign a high profile free agent (maybe Wall or Jennings). Given the max to both of those is somewhere in the 30-40 range. That gives you about 10-15 mil to mess around with depending on how much of a cut Kobe wants to take, he can stick around or you bring in another guy like Ellis.
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."
therealdeal
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 40322
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby Phil XI on Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:43 pm

Can always amnesty Kobe, free up some cash ;)
Get 17!!
User avatar
Phil XI

 
Posts: 1680
Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:23 pm
Location: Thanks Ron for Gm7! You'll always be a Laker Legend!

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:19 pm

When is his contract up? I know we'll have capspace in 2014 and I'd love to get him.
Image
User avatar
Texas Lakers Fan

 
Posts: 5438
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:26 am

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby dj vitus on Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:39 pm

therealdeal wrote:He's not a very good PG but he's a good scorer when he's focused. Reminds me of an Iverson-lite in a lot of ways.

2014 is when all the contracts for the Lakers are done. Including Artest, Gasol, Bryant, Bynum, and (ugh) Walton. We'll have all the money we want and there'll be a bunch of big names expiring that season:

John Wall, Brandon Jennings, Dirk Nowitski, Monta Ellis, Danny Granger, Andrew Bogut, Andre Iguodala, and DeMarcus Cousins.

If you made a move to maybe get a Dwight Howard, you only have 2 more seasons until this team as built is in full rebuild mode and can start really fresh. You have more than enough room to sign a high profile free agent like Jennings or Wall and then maybe even sign another guy if the only guaranteed contract on the books is Howard. So say you let everyone expire and someone it only took Bynum to get Howard, you let everyone expire, sign a high profile free agent (maybe Wall or Jennings). Given the max to both of those is somewhere in the 30-40 range. That gives you about 10-15 mil to mess around with depending on how much of a cut Kobe wants to take, he can stick around or you bring in another guy like Ellis.

Or we could trade everyone NOW (except Kobe) for a bunch of solid draft picks this Summer and go after both Dwight and Deron in the off-season. Of course, there would have to be some sort of "collusion." Wonder how many first round picks we could get from Pau and Bynum. :man11:
"Why are they blocking out all the good stuff? They let Sarah Jessica Parker's face on TV and she looks like a foot!!"
User avatar
dj vitus

 
Posts: 9480
Joined: Sun May 02, 2004 6:59 pm
Location: Walnut, CA by way of Laaaas Vegas!

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby noobiew on Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:56 pm

You're still on your rookie deal, stick with Milwaukee first plz :man12:
Michael Jordan : "My Chicago team are the all-time greatest"
Magic Johnson : "Put me with Kareem, James Worthy, Cooper and Byron Scott, and we'd dominate your Bulls team"
User avatar
noobiew

 
Posts: 5634
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:55 am

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:03 pm

Not a player I'd ever want to see in a Laker uni..... he's about him..... and that's about it.

Volume shooter with a horrible %...
"If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill

“The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present - and is gravely to be regarded." Dwight Eisenhower

"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it" Thomas Sowell
User avatar
Rooscooter

 
Posts: 23107
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:25 pm
Location: Chandler AZ and Andalué

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby strikemode14 on Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:10 am

yawn.
Strikemode14 is the greatest.

http://gprime.net/flash.php/postingandyou


]
User avatar
strikemode14
Forum Manager
 
Posts: 22101
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2003 5:04 pm
Location: savannah

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby Helljumper on Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:13 pm

Rooscooter wrote:Not a player I'd ever want to see in a Laker uni..... he's about him..... and that's about it.

Volume shooter with a horrible %...


42% from the field and 35% from the three point line isn't terrible for a player like him.
Image
User avatar
Helljumper

 
Posts: 14879
Joined: Fri May 14, 2004 4:40 pm
Location: Riverside, CA

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:57 am

Helljumper wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:Not a player I'd ever want to see in a Laker uni..... he's about him..... and that's about it.

Volume shooter with a horrible %...


42% from the field and 35% from the three point line isn't terrible for a player like him.


I'm not sold that this isn't the outlier year......

During his injuries they don't even miss him...... So far he reminds me of a very poor man's AI.

Maybe he'll get it, but as valuable as max slots are now..... I don't think I'd risk it with him.....
"If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill

“The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present - and is gravely to be regarded." Dwight Eisenhower

"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it" Thomas Sowell
User avatar
Rooscooter

 
Posts: 23107
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:25 pm
Location: Chandler AZ and Andalué

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:35 am

if he could learn how to make a jumpshot he'd be set.

regression to the mean: he's shooting 38% in february
the artist formerly known as fklukewalton, fksteveblake, and fkmikebrown
User avatar
lakersyunowin

 
Posts: 10415
Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:19 pm

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby Helljumper on Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:55 am

Rooscooter wrote:
Helljumper wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:Not a player I'd ever want to see in a Laker uni..... he's about him..... and that's about it.

Volume shooter with a horrible %...


42% from the field and 35% from the three point line isn't terrible for a player like him.


I'm not sold that this isn't the outlier year......

During his injuries they don't even miss him...... So far he reminds me of a very poor man's AI.

Maybe he'll get it, but as valuable as max slots are now..... I don't think I'd risk it with him.....


Oh hell no, haha I completely agree, he's no where near being a max player! But if we had the cap space, I think he'd definitely be worth it for like $8-10 mil.
Image
User avatar
Helljumper

 
Posts: 14879
Joined: Fri May 14, 2004 4:40 pm
Location: Riverside, CA

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby Lakeshow24 on Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:39 am

If this were facebook, I'd "Like this."
ktate14 wrote:Breaking News: David Stern has signed an extension to keep Brandon Jennings in Milwaukee...
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Born and Raised.
In Dr. Buss I Truss!
THE ORIGINATOR OF: "Call It From Heaven Chick!"
Image
"To be removed if the Lakers make the playoffs." Well, I removed it for an hour and decided to put it back. I have to be honest.
User avatar
Lakeshow24

 
Posts: 4634
Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:50 pm

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby therealdeal on Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:58 am

dj vitus wrote:
therealdeal wrote:He's not a very good PG but he's a good scorer when he's focused. Reminds me of an Iverson-lite in a lot of ways.

2014 is when all the contracts for the Lakers are done. Including Artest, Gasol, Bryant, Bynum, and (ugh) Walton. We'll have all the money we want and there'll be a bunch of big names expiring that season:

John Wall, Brandon Jennings, Dirk Nowitski, Monta Ellis, Danny Granger, Andrew Bogut, Andre Iguodala, and DeMarcus Cousins.

If you made a move to maybe get a Dwight Howard, you only have 2 more seasons until this team as built is in full rebuild mode and can start really fresh. You have more than enough room to sign a high profile free agent like Jennings or Wall and then maybe even sign another guy if the only guaranteed contract on the books is Howard. So say you let everyone expire and someone it only took Bynum to get Howard, you let everyone expire, sign a high profile free agent (maybe Wall or Jennings). Given the max to both of those is somewhere in the 30-40 range. That gives you about 10-15 mil to mess around with depending on how much of a cut Kobe wants to take, he can stick around or you bring in another guy like Ellis.

Or we could trade everyone NOW (except Kobe) for a bunch of solid draft picks this Summer and go after both Dwight and Deron in the off-season. Of course, there would have to be some sort of "collusion." Wonder how many first round picks we could get from Pau and Bynum. :man11:


Hey I'm serious :man10:
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."
therealdeal
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 40322
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Jennings and Bucks Will Begin Contract Extension Talks On Ju

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:57 am

Brandon Jennings and Bucks Will Begin Contract Extension Talks On July 1

Image

John Hammond said the Bucks plan on beginning contract discussions with Brandon Jennings on July 1.

"Once that date comes around, we'll start discussions," Hammond said. "Until then, we're not allowed to, and that's the reason we haven't.

"I think we all understand the importance of Brandon, who he is to our organization and what he has done for us."

Jennings has shown gradual improvement during each of his three NBA seasons and averaged career-highs in points (19.1), shooting percentage (41.8) and steals (1.6) last season.


http://www.jsonline.com/sports/bucks/bu ... 24405.html
User avatar
Kobe8Fan

 
Posts: 10311
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:49 am
Location: Covina, CA

Brandon Jennings Hasn't Been Presented Offer From Bucks By A

Postby Kobe8Fan on Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:37 pm

Brandon Jennings Open To Signing Extension With Bucks

Image

June 23, 2012 10:37 pm • GERY WOELFEL gwoelfel@journaltimes.com

Brandon Jennings not only is receptive to a contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks, he is also more than willing to become the face of the franchise.

Jennings, the Bucks’ starting point guard since his rookie season three years ago, is eligible for a contract extension July 1. If he chose to reject an extension offer from the Bucks, Jennings would become a restricted free agent after next season and an unrestricted free agent the following season.

There are some NBA observers who believe Jennings will reject an extension and inevitably leave Milwaukee. Of course, those perceptions are based primarily on comments made by Jennings himself earlier this season.

That’s when Jennings hinted he wasn’t content in Milwaukee and that he might want to showcase his talents in a city with more glitz and glamour.

Said Jennings at the time: “I am going to keep my options open, knowing that the time is coming up. I’m doing my homework on big-market teams.”

But Jennings has since become more favorable about remaining with the Bucks, who took a gamble on him by making him the 10th overall selection in the 2009 NBA draft.

Asked if he wants to sign an extension with the Bucks, Jennings said, “If everything is right, why not? If my agent (Bill Duffy) comes back and says this is what we should do, I’m going to do it.”

Jennings’ first two pro seasons were roller-coaster type ones. But last season, particularly down the stretch, Jennings exhibited the consistency Bucks officials had been waiting for.

In the Bucks’ last 17 games, Jennings averaged 18 or more points in 14 of them. During that same stretch, he registered six games of 24 points or more, including a 30-point outing against New Jersey.

For the season, Jennings led the Bucks in scoring at 19.1 points and led the team in assists at 5.5 while being the only Buck to start and play in all 66 games.

Jennings, 22, has become more involved in Milwaukee activities. He will be appearing at Summerfest — dubbed the world’s largest music festival — next month and will hold one of his basketball camps.

He seems to found his niche. Asked if he enjoys being a Buck, Jennings said, “Oh, yeah, of course. I’ve been the starting guard here for three years.”

Jennings was also asked if he could envision himself becoming the face of the Bucks’ franchise, and if he wants to take on that role?

“Yes, I would,” Jennings said. “At the end of the day, it’s an NBA team. If you asked any guy in the NBA, would you like to be the face of a franchise, I’m sure 80 percent of them would say yes, no matter where they are.”

While contract extension talks will commence next week, Jennings said he’s already looking forward to next season. He wants to radically alter the attitude of his team, which has failed to make the playoffs the last two seasons.

“I hate the word ‘try’,” Jennings said. “I think we’ve used that too often in Milwaukee, like ‘We’re trying to make the playoffs.’ That’s just one word I’m sick of hearing.

“Next year, when we meet every time, we’re just going to say ‘playoffs’. We need to make the playoffs. It’s not ‘try’ to make the playoffs anymore.”


http://www.journaltimes.com/sports/bask ... f887a.html
Last edited by Kobe8Fan on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:38 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Kobe8Fan

 
Posts: 10311
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:49 am
Location: Covina, CA

Brandon Jennings Would Like To Sign Extension With Bucks

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:39 pm

Brandon Jennings Would Like To Sign Extension With Bucks

Image

By Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel

Mequon - Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings is hoping to have a contract extension in his pocket by the time the regular season opens on Nov. 2 in Boston.

Jennings is entering his fourth NBA season and is in line for an extension that could keep him with Milwaukee for four additional seasons.

But the 23-year-old had more than his contract on his mind during an interview Sunday morning at Homestead High School. Jennings was on hand to supervise a group of 200 youngsters on the second day of the Brandon Jennings Basketball ProCamp.

"It would be something I’d love to get done with and over with so I don’t have to worry about it," Jennings said of the contract extension. "But the main thing is just to come into training camp a better player, a better leader ... just lead the team to the playoffs."

Oklahoma City reached an extension deal with shot-blocking forward Serge Ibaka on Saturday, a deal reported to be worth $48 million over four seasons. The 23-year-old Ibaka was in the same situation as Jennings, eligible for an extension for the first time.

Bucks management and Jennings' agent, Bill Duffy, have until Oct. 31 to reach a deal.
Jennings knows there will be plenty of pressure to win this season, particularly with coach Scott Skiles and general manager John Hammond in the final year of contracts. And the Bucks are coming off a 31-35 finish during the lockout-shortened season, marking a second straight season missing the playoffs.

"To be honest, I think everybody is (feeling pressure)," Jennings said. "We’re all on the bubble right now, because we need to win. There’s going to be a lot of pressure on all of us, not just the coaching staff or the GM. We all know this could be it so we need to turn it around right now."

Jennings has watched all the player movement during the off-season and seen the landscape in the Eastern Conference change dramatically. All-star center Dwight Howard has gone to the Western Conference after being traded by Orlando to the Los Angeles Lakers, while young big man Andrew Bynum has a new address in Philadelphia. Joe Johnson is teaming up with Deron Williams in New Jersey and Atlanta has a reshaped roster now featuring guards Devin Harris and Lou Williams.

"A lot of teams are different and some teams got better," Jennings said. "I still think the Sixers are going to be great. The Nets are going to be better for sure.

"With the team we have and the potential we have, we have a chance to be a top six seed in the Eastern Conference. That’s something I’m going to go into training camp talking about with the guys. Instead of saying we hope we make the playoffs, we just need to start saying, ‘We’re going to do it and we need to do it now.’"


http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/166699206.html
User avatar
Kobe8Fan

 
Posts: 10311
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:49 am
Location: Covina, CA

Re: Jennings Would Like To Sign Extension With Bucks (Pg. 2

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:18 pm

He should come to LA after Nash retires.
Image
User avatar
Texas Lakers Fan

 
Posts: 5438
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:26 am

Brandon Jennings Hasn't Been Presented Offer From Bucks By A

Postby Kobe8Fan on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:41 am

Brandon Jennings Hasn't Been Presented Offer From Bucks By Agent

Image

GERY WOELFEL gwoelfel@journaltimes.com

Let’s just say Brandon Jennings isn’t losing any sleep over whether he’ll have his contract extended by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Under collective bargaining rules, Jennings, the young mercurial point guard, and the Bucks have until the end of the month to reach an agreement on an extension.

If the parties can’t reach an agreement, Jennings would become a restricted free agent next July. Under that scenario, Jennings would be able to entertain contract offers from any of the other 29 NBA teams.

While the Bucks could match any offer for Jennings and retain his services at that point, there is always the danger another team would offer Jennings a contract that would make it difficult for the Bucks to match.

Jennings has repeatedly said he’s content in Milwaukee and would welcome being with the Bucks for the long haul. Signing an extension would virtually assure that.

But Jennings said he isn’t the least bit worried if an extension can’t be worked out.

Asked if his contract situation was weighing on his mind, Jennings said, “No, because at the end of the day, everything will work out. All I can do is go between the lines and play basketball every day.’’

Jennings went so far as to say that he couldn’t remember the last time he and his agent, Bill Duffy, had talked specifically about a contract extension.

“I talked to him a couple of weeks ago, but it wasn’t about the contract,’’ Jennings said. “I can’t put my hand on what’s really going on (with contract talks). That’s why I just let my agent handle it.

“If anything happens, I’m sure he’ll text me and let me know and let me know what’s offered and then say, ‘It’s up to you.’ But I haven’t gotten that call yet.’’

The 23-year-old Jennings is entering his fourth NBA season after the Bucks made him the 10th overall selection in the 2009 draft. While Jennings’ defense has come under scrutiny, nobody can dispute growth as an offensive player.

His shooting percentage has gone up every season: 37 percent as a rookie, 39 percent in his second season and 42 percent last season.

His scoring average has also steadily increased. After averaging 15.5 points as a rookie, he averaged 16.2 his second season and a team-leading 19.1 last season.

Now the question is how much the Bucks are willing to pay him. Jennings will be paid $3.179 million this season. If he was to receive “max’’ money on an extension – which Duffy allegedly is pushing for – Jennings could collect more than $14 million per year for four seasons.

In an informal survey of four NBA officials — all of whom weren’t affiliated with the Bucks — none would come close to offering Jennings “max’’ money.

The most money any of the four officials said they would give Jennings is $11 million per season. The lowest was $9 million per year.

The scuttlebutt around the NBA is that Denver is willing to give their young point guard Ty Lawson a four-year, $45 million deal. Or, about $11.2 million per year.

So, what’s going rate for some the best point guards in the game? Well, Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn’s Deron Williams will easily be the highest-paid point guards in the league this season: Paul at $17.7M and Williams at $17.1M.

Chicago’s Derrick Rose is guaranteed $16.4M, while Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook will collect $13.6M. San Antonio’s Tony Parker will earn $12.5M.

Some other point guards and their 2012-2013 season salaries: Boston’s Rajon Rondo ($11M), Toronto’s Jose Calderon ($10.5M), the Lakers’ Steve Nash ($8.9M), Utah’s Mo Williams ($8.5M), Atlanta’s Devin Harris ($8.5M) and Memphis’ Michael Conley ($7.1).

Where Jennings will eventually fit into that salary strata remains to be seen. For now, at least, he claims not to care.

“At this point, I’m just playing basketball,’’ Jennings said. “ This is one of the biggest years of my career, so I’m just concerned about playing basketball.’’

* While Jennings was willing to discuss his contract status, his backcourt teammate, Monta Ellis, wasn’t as receptive.

Ellis, who will be paid $11 million this season, has an opt-out clause in contract after this season. By all indications, talks to extend his contract aren’t encouraging.

Ellis certainly gave that impression after meeting with reporters following Tuesday’s practice. When I queried Ellis about his contract, he responded “I don’t want to talk about that.’’ He then walked away.

* With Luc Mbah a Moute sidelined by a knee issue and his return uncertain, Tobias Harris has started all the preseason games at small forward. When I asked Bucks coach Scott Skiles if the 20-year-old Harris would definitely be the starter once the regular season starts, he said, “No.’’

Skiles then mentioned veterans Mike Dunleavy and Marquis Daniels as candidates for the starting three spot.


http://www.journaltimes.com/sports/bask ... f887a.html
User avatar
Kobe8Fan

 
Posts: 10311
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:49 am
Location: Covina, CA

Re: Jennings Would Like To Sign Extension With Bucks (Pg. 2

Postby Frank Dux on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:26 am

No thanks. Just another high volume combo guard with mediocre point guard skills, and historically bad efficiency. Not to mention this kid is looking to be paid.

Let's sign a real baller, like Kyrie Irving.
Frank Dux
Clublakers Moderator
 
Posts: 4250
Joined: Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:24 pm

Re: Jennings Hasn't Been Presented Offer From Bucks By Agent

Postby therealdeal on Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:10 pm

I'd rather have Monta.

I wouldn't pay Jennings any more than 8 million a year.
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."
therealdeal
CL Global Moderator
 
Posts: 40322
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Re: Brandon Jennings Leaving Milwaukee For Bigger Market?

Postby maljanNBAfan on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:13 pm

lakerswiz wrote:^ True dat. It's gotta be hard for a city like that. I mean it's Milwaukee.

Pretty much expected from this guy. I would not be surprised at all if he comes to the Lakers. Don't know our money situation, but I think it's amazingly obvious he wants to be here.


Yah, I'd love to see him come to us. It's great to see that yearning from someone who truly wants to wear a Lakers jersey. :jam2:
maljanNBAfan

 
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:37 pm

Next

Return to NBA Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests

cron
Advertise Here | Privacy Policy | ©2008 Sculu Sports. Come Strong.