For the second time in his four-year NBA career, Brandon Jennings has been given the cold shoulder by several NBA Teams. Believe it or not, Jennings was making waves long before he even touched the NBA hardwood. Hoping to be a trail blazer of sorts, No. 3 ditched the college game and decided to play for Lottomatica Roma in Italy rather than test his luck at the collegiate level.
Looking back on his decision to play overseas: maybe it left a bad taste in the mouths of general mangers across the league?
Many thought that Jennings had the skills to be the first overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, but a shocking nine teams passed on the bold point guard. Perhaps this was slide was just foreshadowing what was to come in Jennings’ rather controversial career.
When the Milwaukee Bucks entered this offseason hoping that a team would offer Jennings a contract. However, as of July 12th no team has given Jennings an offer sheet and instead, the Bucks have brought in shooting guard O.J. Mayo and extended an offer to restricted free agent and point guard Jeff Teague. There is a log jam of guards in the Cheese State, so even if no other NBA team makes a play at Jennings, No. 3 won’t be welcomed back in Milwaukee.
It’s safe to say that the former-Oak Hill Academy star needs a hug.
However, a hug isn’t going to make an NBA team want Jennings and help his situation out at all. The team that I could even remotely see making a push toward BJ is the Atlanta Hawks, but they drafted their point guard of the future in Dennis Schroeder with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and likely don’t want to stunt his growth.