Jennings Interested in Big Market
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. While 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.”