Brandon Jennings Signing 10-Day Deal with Bucks | Def Pen
Brandon Jennings
Brandon Jennings (photo via Bucks)

After starting the 2017-18 season in China and a brief stint in the NBA G League, Brandon Jennings is reportedly set for a return to the NBA. The 10th pick in the 2009 draft is returning to the team that gave him his first shot in the NBA. Jennings is set to sign a 10-day deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jennings joins fellow former lottery pick in recently signed Shabazz Muhammad as another player looking to get a better opportunity with a Milwaukee team desperate to put more talent around Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker.

Jennings has been looking for a shot in the NBA following a strong showing in China to end 2017. It was surprising to some that Jennings, who spent the 2016-17 season with the New York Knicks and Washington Wizards, did not start with any NBA team this season. But Jennings came back to the organization that gave him his first opportunity and started with the G League Wisconsin Herd and eventually got the call to join the Bucks.

It will be interesting to see how much Jennings does play with the Bucks. Since reigning rookie of the year Malcolm Brogdon went down with a season-ending injury the Bucks have used a mix of Jason Terry, Tony Snell and Sterling Brown to play alongside Eric Bledsoe. They’ve provided mixed results, to say the least. Jennings could provide a nice option for the Bucks either as a primary ball handler, creator and scorer when Giannis or Bledsoe need a break.

The Bucks have gone 12-9 under interim head coach Joe Prunty and posted a 3-6 record since the NBA All-Star break. Milwaukee currently sits seventh in the east with a 35-31 record.

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