It’s going to be an interesting off-season within the Milwaukee Bucks‘ back court.
At this point, the Bucks are facing a tough decision regarding their two back court stars in Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings. Both could potentially be free agents this summer and while Jennings is restricted, he still may have already played his final game in a Bucks’ uniform.
According to ESPN‘s Marc Stein, the Bucks may be leaning in a direction that could potentially be a bit surprising to some:
And a free-agent rumble: There’s a rising belief in exec circles that Bucks prefer to re-sign Monta Ellis over Brandon Jennings this summer
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 29, 2013
Jennings is the All-Star in the back court, but Ellis just as a valuable of a scoring threat to have. If Milwaukee is not interested in extending Jennings’ contract and bringing him back that could only mean that they plan to address some issues at the point guard position during the 2013 NBA Draft.
While Milwaukee can’t make everyone happy, they need to make a decision that is best for the future of their organization, even if that means turning their focus to Ellis, rather than Jennings. The Bucks currently hold the No. 15 overall selection in this year’s field and potential point guard prospects such as Michael Carter-Williams or Dennis Schroeder could be worthy of that selection. Shane Larkin would be another name to keep an eye on, but that might be a bit of an oversight unless both Carter-Williams and Schroeder are off the board.
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