Report: Bucks free agent guard expressed desire to stay
MILWAUKEE - According to a published report, Bucks guard Brandon Jennings seems to be making steps toward staying with the Bucks, a nearly 180-degree turn from his stances earlier this year about being a restricted free agent.
"I definitely want to do more for the city and the franchise," Jennings told ESPN's Chris Broussard by e-mail.
"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."
The question is, does he want to stay in Milwaukee for one year, or permanently?
The Bucks have offered him a $4.3 million, one-year deal. He could either take that or refuse, but if he refuses, the Bucks could keep him by matching any free agent offer another team could make.
If he signs for $4.3 million, he could leave next year as an unrestricted free agent.
"It depends on if they want me to be 'The Man' of the team and if we can get a deal done," he told Broussard. "Hopefully, they want me to be 'The Man.' "
The Bucks said Friday they intend to keep Jennings. The free agent period starts Monday.