Brandon Jennings
Brandon Jennings (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Update (3:13 p.m. ET): 

Twenty-eight-year-old guard Brandon Jennings has signed a contract with the NBA G League and will be claimed by the Wisconsin Herd, the organization announced:

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Brandon back to the Bucks organization and introduce him to the Herd family,” said Herd General Manager and Bucks Vice President of Basketball Operations Dave Dean. “Brandon has played at the highest levels all over the world and we look forward to him calling Oshkosh home.”

The Herd is the affiliate team of the Milwaukee Bucks, the organization that drafted Jennings 10th overall in 2009. Jennings scored 55 points for the bucks in his rookie season and is just one of three Bucks players (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Redd) ever to do so.

Original story follows:

After spending a brief stint overseas in China, former NBA lottery pick Brandon Jennings made a move to put himself one step closer to a return to the NBA. He signed a contract with the NBA G League in hopes to eventually get a call-up back to the NBA. The Wisconsin Herd, G League affiliate for the Milwaukee Bucks, currently has his rights.

Adam Johnson of 2 Ways and 10 Days was first to report the news.

A source confirmed to Def Pen Hoops that Jennings did indeed sign a deal to play in the NBA G League.

Jennings recently did an interview with HoopsHype in which he detailed his hopes for an NBA return. Jennings said he is fully healed from his torn Achilles suffered back in 2015 and would be willing to do whatever it takes to get back to where he believes he belongs.

If some team offers you a non-guaranteed deal, a 10-day contract, will you consider it?

BJ: Oh yeah, for sure. That’s something I will probably have to take anyways with the circumstances that I’m in. That definitely would be something that I would be down for, of course. I’m 28, I want to play until I’m 35. I’m fully healthy from my Achilles injury and things like that. So I just want the opportunity.

After going unsigned as an NBA free agent over the summer, Jennings, 28, elected to head to China and rip up the CBA for a while. He posted per game averages of 27.8 points, 6.8 assists, and 5.1 rebounds for the Shanxi Brave Dragons this past season.


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