Brandon Jennings wants to remain a member of the Milwaukee Bucks as he enters NBA free agency, so he and his representatives have given the Bucks a contract number that would keep him in town for the long-term.
If the feeling is mutual, the folks residing over the decision-making process in Milwaukee will find a way to make the numbers work.
The report of the negotiations comes from Adrian Wojnarowski over at Yahoo! Sports, who says the Bucks will match any offer for Jennings, but prefer a long-term deal:
Brandon Jenning’s representatives gave the Bucks an undisclosed contract amount Monday that he would be accept to stay with the team, a league source told Yahoo! Sports. The Bucks have said they plan to match any offer sheet Jennings signs.
Milwaukee also would prefer to come to terms before Jennings signs an offer sheet.
The Bucks need to keep Jennings around badly. He may get a better offer from another team on the open market, so inking a deal now before someone else comes calling is a good idea.
Rumblings have said Jennings will command $10-12 million a year. It’s not too much to ask for a guy like Jennings who averaged 17.5 points per game and 6.5 assists last season. The two sides need each other. Expect this latest development to lead to a deal.
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