It was reported that Brandon Jennings wanted out of Milwaukee. But the Bucks seemed determined to keep him and said they’d match any offer the restricted free agent got.
Brandon Jennings was asked via a e-mail, presumably by Chris Broussard, about whether he wants to remain with the Bucks.
“I definitely want to do more for the city and the franchise,” Jennings responded. “I want to make the playoffs and get out of the first round and become an All-Star for the Bucks. We haven’t had one since Michael Redd so I want to be the first.”
He has been offered a qualifying offer of $4.3 million. If he takes that tender he’ll be a Buck for one more season but a unrestricted free agent next summer. A deal in the range of $10-12 million annually will probably keep Jennings in Wisconsin long term.
“It depends on if they want me to be ‘The Man’ of the team and if we can get a deal done,” he said. “Hopefully, they want me to be ‘The Man.’ ”
The Bucks hired a new coach, Larry Drew, and Jennings is a fan.
“I believe he can help me become an All-Star and a better player,” said Jennings.