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Brandon Jennings Open To Staying In Milwaukee

Apr 28, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings drives for the basket against Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee Bucks

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