First reported by Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Wisconsin Herd of the G-League have claimed Brandon Jennings off of waivers. That’s right, the creator of “Bucks in 6” and the man who made Bucks basketball fun again is back in the land of deer.
Joining the Milwaukee Bucks organization that drafted him back in 2009, there is no guarantee Jennings will ever suit up for the NBA squad. Because he was merely claimed off of waivers by the Herd, the Bucks themselves do not own the rights to him. Therefore any NBA team can sign him at any point.
But with the numerous injuries at the guard position, the Bucks are lacking proper depth. Matthew Dellavedova is out for about a month and Malcolm Brogdon will be out until about the end of the regular season.
If Jennings shows flashes of his old self, do not be surprised if general manager Jon Horst offers up a 10 day contract to the point guard. Just don’t expect him to be dropping 55 anytime soon.
Jennings’ last stint in the NBA was with the Washington Wizards last season. He joined the team via trade from the New York Knicks. Over the course of the 2016-17 season, Jennings dropped 7.1 points per game shooting 31 percent from three-point range.
Per 36 minutes he averaged about eight assists per game, something the Bucks could potential utilize if they choose to offer him an NBA contract. Jennings spent the 2017-18 season in China up until this point.