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Is Brandon Jennings on the block?

May 22, 2011, 9:27 AM EDT

Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Jennings waits to enter the game against Toronto Raptors in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin AP

Brandon Jennings looked like  franchise building block in his rookie season. He was a Rookie of the Year candidate, and showed flashes of brilliance amidst a barrage of poor shot selection.Even with that, though, you could see the Bucks building around him as his maturity removed the impulse for the pull-up three in transition. At such a young age, with such upside, things looked bright. But a disappointing 2010-2011 campaign, plagued by injury and continued questionable maturity and shot selection without the brilliant play to go along with it. Jennings saw more minutes but a decrease in per-minute numbers and the Bucks failed to make the playoffs, regressing from 2010.

Now comes a snippet from the Cleveland Plain Dealer that at the combine this week, the Bucks would be open to listening to offers for Jennings. Now, you want to see the same rumor from Milwaukee media before considering it serious, but it wouldn’t surprise if GM John Hammond looked to cash in on Jennings’ value if he thinks the youngster is regressing. Head coach Scott Skiles isn’t going to have a long leash with Jennings and the Bucks organization can’t waste time with an immature player.

That said, Jennings has shown enough when healthy for the Bucks to keep him around. This may simply be a measure by Bucks management to open the phone lines leading up to the draft. If he is on the table, expect the Knicks to all quickly with their zero assets and no draft picks as part of the offer.

  1. dmo84 - May 22, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    The Timberwolves should trade Johnny Flynn and the #2 pick in the draft for Jennings. Or they should trade the #2, Rubio, and Beasley for Russell Westbrook.

    • chitownjeff - May 22, 2011 at 11:10 AM

      The Timberwolves should trade Johnny Flynn and the #2 pick in the draft for Jennings. Or they should trade the #2, Rubio, and Beasley for Russell Westbrook.

      HUH..okay why do i want a player (Beasley) with a history of drug abuse issues and injuries and doesn’t play defense? And I’m giving up Westbrook?? Dude.. the five minutes you took to post that could have been used more effectively to blow your nose.

      • jstrizzle - May 22, 2011 at 12:46 PM

        Or to wipe his ass. I am a Wolves fan and I laughed at the utter insanity of those suggestions.

      • dmo84 - May 22, 2011 at 10:03 PM

        The whole Westbrook scenario was from listening to Jalen Rose talking about Westbrook being benched for the whole 4th quarter of game three. The perception is that it’s Durant’s team and everything goes through him, and moving Westbrook to the point validates that. If jstrizzle is a Wolves fan than he should know how the whole Garnett/Marbury tandem turned out. If OKC wants a distributor, then why not Rubio? Plus the #2(Derrick Williams or Enes Canter). The reason why I threw Beasely out there was to rid the roster of all the forwards the Wolves have, and that Beasely and Durant have been close friends since high school when they were both balling in D.C. So fantasy island? Yes. Utter insanity? Not anymore insane than Kahn considering trading Kevin Love for David Lee. DAVID LEE!!! As for Jennings, I thought the #2 pick for him straight up was more than enough. Throwing in Flynn was to rid them of another point guard being that they have Ridnour and would still hold the rights to Rubio.

    • hnirobert3 - May 22, 2011 at 2:39 PM

      Maybe the Heat will make this a three team trade and include Bosh and Wade for Bogut and Rubio…


    • mijachli4 - May 23, 2011 at 11:39 AM

      Both of your trade scenarios are delusional !!! Why do fans like you never put themselves in the other teams shoes ? If you were the Thunder, would you trade Westbrook, a 2nd Team All- NBA Player !!! for #2, Rubio ( Who right now is a Ghost) & Beasley (Not Good)? No you wouldnt!!! And Jennings is NOT worth a #2 & Flynn !!

      • dmo84 - May 23, 2011 at 6:13 PM

        An All-NBA 2nd team player benched the entire fourth quarter of a Western Conference playoff game. So who is first team All-NBA? Derrick Rose. Think he’ll ever get benched in the fourth quarter of a conference finals game. The trade scenario was about being a Wolves fan and seeing Marbury sent off for nothing(Terrell Brandon and the #7 pick-Wally Szcerbiak). If the coach and GM see Westbrook as someone who wants to be the man and is taking shots(too many bad shots) away from Durant, they may look to trade him. If that’s the case, find a better trade partner than the Wolves. You don’t think Rubio would be on the first flight out of Spain if he knew he was the starting PG for the OKC Thunder playing with Kevin Durant. A #2 pick plus any of our starting forwards except Love. I threw Beasely out there because of the friendship with Durant. Beasley’s 15 ppg would be nice for a role player off the bench to spell Durant. So what that he can’t play defense. Neither does Kevin Love. Love gets destroyed by PF’s thats got a low post game. Up to this point Flynn sucks, and there isn’t a player the Wolves need that’s worth the 2nd pick in the draft. The Wolves biggest need is a scorer and playmaker. If they have to overspend so be it.

    • zanderrosa - May 24, 2011 at 11:36 AM

      how did the wolves even get into this convo? they have a number 2 pick and so many young players that should start reaching their potential soon. This is a team that should be looking like the grizz or okc right now. Take a look at there past drafts and look at all the good players they passed on (not to mention trading ty lawson to gamble on rubio and develop Flynn). They should trade beasley while his stock up and before he gets caught smoking another joint. I would suggest bringing in a vet to help that team mature and learn how to close games with poise and assertiveness. Last thing they want is a shoot first pg with the worst fg% at his position (jennings) and more immaturity issues.

      • zanderrosa - May 24, 2011 at 11:44 AM

        They can even trade there #2 and beasley for a nice role player. Everyone saw what Battier did for the grizz in the playoffs. His maturity alone was enough to get his young team in a grown man’s mindset and play beyond the level they achieved all season. the potential meter on the grizz is through the roof now. The wolves shouldn’t be getting lottery picks anymore, they have just made poor decisions, oh and what ever happened to Corey Brewer wasn’t he like a 7th overall pick? In a nice 2007 draft class too. Don’t even mention the wolves anymore, they keep it up and the whole team will be on the trading block and ready to relocate.

  2. dannomac21 - May 22, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    As a Bucks fan, I would take the #2 and Flynn for Jennings without even blinking. A bunch of Bucks fans on another message board are discussing the possibility of sending Bogut to the Wolves for the #2/Flynn/Wes Johnson. Kahn wants to the move that pick for veterans, no better fit for the Wolves next to Love than Bogut.

  3. readysethike - May 22, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Miami ought to trade bosh (overrated) for jennings and go after nene and kenyon in the offseason

  4. supermattbjorke - May 22, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    I haven’t heard any rumors about trades with Milwaukee yet but that would be interesting. I would deff do flynn and 20 for jennings. No way is jennings worth a top 2 pick. If you guys think thats even negotiable kahn would laugh. As he did to indy when he said Do we need to throw k love in there too. Seriously #SMH.

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