After a busy weekend of filling the roster, the next decision for Bucks General Manager John Hammond appears to be what to do with one of their own free agents.
Point guard Brandon Jennings is currently a restricted free agent and his future in Milwaukee is uncertain. The Bucks will have a week to match any offer Jennings receives on the open market but reported interest on the Jennings front has been quiet so far in free agency.
Monday, a couple scenarios were reported by two different media outlets, each pointing in a significantly different direction:
- ESPN’s Marc Stein reported a possible sign-and-trade deal that would send Jennings to the Atlanta Hawks. In return, Milwaukee would receive PG Jeff Teague from the Hawks who would also be signed-and-traded. Teams can add an extra year to a deal with their own players, hence the idea of the sign-and-trade.
- Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal-Times tweeted later in the day Monday the Bucks were offering Jennings close to his $12-million asking price.
The Bucks could also let the market dry out on Jennings and sign him to a 1-year qualifying offer that would allow him to become an unrestricted free agent after next season. That move, however, appears to be unlikely.
One other note, Monta Ellis could be on his way to Sacramento. Numerous outlets reported Monday that the former Buck was involved in serious talks with the Kings.