Apparently, being a small market franchise with a bad record isn’t a strong selling point for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Despite opening their wallets this offseason, the Bucks have had to overpay for fringe starters and now are reportedly offering over $11 million dollars a year for Brandon Jennings, this according to Gery Woelfel.
Jennings demanding $12M a season; Bucks starting to cave and are offering just over $11M.
Last night, Jennings was reportedly part of a sign and trade deal with the Atlanta Hawks, however, that now could be off the table as the Hawks would be unlikely to offer Jennings a deal worth that much money. The trade would have sent Jennings to Atlanta in exchange for fellow guard, Jeff Teague, which many would have considered a solid move for the Milwaukee franchise. There’s no word on the progress (or lack of) on that deal but the reports certainly don’t make it sound as if it’s still being worked on.
Whatever the case, at least according to Woelfel, it looks as if Brandon Jennings is going to get paid if he remains with the Bucks.