The Milwaukee Bucks and Brandon Jennings have had an up and down relationship with each other, but it appears the Bucks aren’t ready to let Jennings go, who is currently a restricted free agent.
Jennings has went back and forth on his desire to stay or leave Milwaukee, but just days ago the Bucks extended their qualifying offer to Jennings and will reportedly match any offer he receives in free agency.
Per Andrew Gruman:
Hammond says the
#Bucks plan to negotiate with Jennings, but also plan to match an offer Jennings would sign with another team.
It’s a clear sign that the Bucks don’t expect Monta Ellis back who apparently couldn’t leave Milwaukee fast enough.
As for Jennings, he’ll have the option to either re-sign long term with the Bucks, sign a one year tender offer making him an unrestricted free agent at the end of the upcoming season or sign an offer sheet with another team which the Bucks could match.
It could be nothing more than posturing on the part of the Bucks as well, attempting to get teams to bite on a potential sign and trade instead of outright signing Jennings which would force the Bucks to let him go or match the said deal.