It appears that Brandon Jennings deal hasn’t been guaranteed, the guarantee date has been moved back according to Matt Velazquez.
The guarantee date for Brandon Jennings’ Bucks contract has been moved back, the Journal Sentinel has learned. His deal remains non-guaranteed for the time being.— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) July 1, 2018
So, Jennings remains as potential trade bait to dangle while his contract remains non-guaranteed and the Bucks aren’t locked into a veteran making $2.2 million. No words on what the final date will be, but we’ll keep you updated as more news trickles in. According to Marc Spears, the contract guarantee date is now August 1, giving Milwaukee more deliberation time.
Brandon Jennings’ contract guarantee date has been moved from July 1 to August 1. https://t.co/aZsCPSQE2I— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 1, 2018
The original story as first published is below.
BJ3 will continue to be a Buck, at least for the time being, and spreading his “for the culture” mantra according to a report from Marc Spears.
The Bucks will not waive guard Brandon Jennings at the deadline today thus making his $2.2 million contract guaranteed for next season, a source told ESPN's The Undefeated.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 1, 2018
Jennings guarantee date for his contract was July 1, so we were anticipating this shoe to drop early in this free agency bonanza. It comes on the heels of the reported Ersan Ilyasova signing, further muddling Milwaukee’s tight cap situation.
While the sentiment behind Jennings return was nice last year, his on-court performance against everyone but the dredges of the league left plenty to be desired. With a glut of guards now stacking Milwaukee’s point guard spot, I find it a little puzzling to bring another one back at Jennings’ salary. His additions last year were welcome, but I’m still of the opinion Milwaukee should’ve taken a shot on sifting through younger talent at a cheaper price.
Jennings does provide some smaller salary if Milwaukee looks to make any further moves this offseason, but for now, it seemed they could’ve used that $2.2M a little wiser than a far past his limited prime point guard.