How Brandon Jennings can help the Milwaukee Bucks

15 03 2018

Brandon Jennings has now played two games in his second stint with the Milwaukee Bucks. His first go-around with the Bucks came as a lottery-drafted rookie; he scored 55 points in just his seventh career game, and coined the phrase “Bucks in 6” which turned into a calling card for Bucks fans across the state of Wisconsin.

After parting ways with the organization in Milwaukee, Jennings played for multiple teams and suffered multiple serious injuries. He ended up playing professional basketball in China before accepting a roster spot to the G-League affiliate of the Bucks, the Oshkosh Herd.  Through his play for the Herd he earned a 10-day contract with the professional team, launching his second stint as a crowd favorite for the Milwaukee Bucks.

He made his first appearance against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, and instantly electrified an offense that had been sputtering. Jennings wasn’t slated to play 24 minutes, but that’s what he received. He played so well it was difficult for Bucks head coach Joe Prunty to take him off the court. He finished the game with 16 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists nearly posting a triple-double in his first game back.

Currently the bucks are without both their opening day starting, and back-up point guards Malcolm Brogdon and Matthew Dellavedova, and Jennings fills a rare need as an electric play-maker who can finish himself as well as find opportunities for others. His ability to do such gives him a good chance to stick with the team throughout the rest of the season and the playoffs.