Shortly before 1:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday afternoon, ESPN's Marc J. Spears reported that the Milwaukee Bucks plan on signing point guard Brandon Jennings to a second 10-day contract. Spears also notes that the deal is expected to be completed on Wednesday morning.
The Milwaukee Bucks plan to sign point guard Brandon Jennings to a second 10-day contract in the morning, a source told ESPN's The Undefeated. Jennings is averaging 6.0 points and 5.5 assists for the Bucks. https://t.co/ekhzgBBLeU
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) March 20, 2018
Jennings, now 28 years of age, signed his first 10-day deal with the Bucks on March 11. The former 10th overall pick in the 2009 Draft has played four games with Milwaukee this season, averaging 6.0 points on 47.4 percent shooting from the field (33.3 percent from beyond the arc), 5.5 assists, 2.8 rebounds and just under one steal (.8).
In his season debut with the Bucks — a 121-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on March 13 — Jennings recorded 16 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds.
“We wanted more,” interim Bucks coach Joe Prunty told ESPN, referring to Jennings with a twinkle in his eye. “He was very good. Obviously, the 12 assists were great. Overall, a really positive night from him. A lot of things that were really good.”
As most hoops fans know, Jennings suffered an Achilles tendon injury in 2015 while playing for the Detroit Pistons. However, it seems as though he's ready to make waves in the NBA again.
“I felt like it was my first rookie game again,” Jennings said after Milwaukee's win over Memphis. “Just to put on that jersey was a blessing, and I was just grateful.”
For whatever reason, Jennings' production has dropped off a bit since his impressive debut game. In Monday night's 124-117 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Compton, California native posted just four points, though he did have four assists.
The Bucks — currently the 8th-seeded team in the Eastern Conference standings with a 37-33 overall record — will be back in action on Wednesday night, as they're scheduled to host the L.A. Clippers at 8:00 p.m. EST.