MILWAUKEE, WI (WSAU) Milwaukee Bucks’ point guard Brandon Jennings says it’s hard dealing with the fact that he was not given a long-term extension to his rookie contract before last night’s deadline. He said he got a “little down” when he heard that some of his fellow draftees from 2009 were given nice new contracts – Stephen Curry of Golden State being the latest. Jennings says he’ll have a lot to prove when he faces those players this season. And he says the lack of a deal won’t change his approach on the court. T
here’s been talk that Jennings’ agent, Bill Duffy, is not close to a contract agreement. As a result, Jennings will become a restricted free agent next July – and the Bucks will have the right to match any offers from other teams.
Last season, Jennings caught some heat when he said he was doing homework on big-market teams for his next contract. Now, he says he’ll just let this season play out, and see what happens. Bucks’ general manager John Hammond has said that Jennings is part of the team’s long-term plans.