The Milwaukee Bucks decided to reward point guard Brandon Jennings of their G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, with a 10-day NBA contract earlier today.
According to an article written by Marc J. Spears of ESPN, Jennings is ecstatic to play for the Bucks again and is expected to arrive in Milwaukee on Saturday night, practice with his Bucks teammates on Sunday and be active for Monday night's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
“Blessed and grateful for a second chance coming from a franchise where I started,” Jennings said of the Bucks on Saturday.
The Bucks selected Jennings with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft and he showed a lot of promise during his rookie season with the team. A member of the 2010 NBA all-rookie first team, Jennings averaged 15.5 points per game in 82 starts during the 2009-10 season and even went off for a career-high 55 points against the Golden State Warriors.
Brandon Jennings, who recently played basketball in China for the Shanxi Brave Dragons, told Spears about his overseas experience during an interview with The Undefeated earlier this month.
“It was awesome. I actually loved it. And I actually don’t mind going back,” Jennings said. “If I don’t get a look in the NBA, I’ll definitely go right back to China. It’s basketball-crazy there. It’s a billion people. I just feel like I can play longer, too, if I was in China, also.”
In seven games with the Herd this season, Jennings was averaging 21.4 points on 34.6 percent shooting from the field, 7.6 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game in 37.0 minutes of action per contest.