Sunday , May , 22 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Bucks open to trading Jennings?

Top rumors making the rounds at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago this week: The Milwaukee Bucks reportedly would be open to listening to offers for guard Brandon Jennings.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Last year, he was a stud. This year, he was a dud.

There are reports suggesting the Milwaukee Bucks would consider dealing young point guard Brandon Jennings.

In 2010, Jennings led a hoops renaissance in Milwaukee. Their jitterbug point guard was a Rookie of the Year candidate. The Bucks, behind a late season push, made the playoffs.

But it all went pear-shaped for player and team in 2011. Jennings, in part because of injury, struggled to recapture his form. The Bucks missed the playoffs.

Has management lost faith in Jennings?

Much depends on Coach Scott Skiles. Skiles, a former point guard, is notoriously tough on his point guards, and may have lost patience with young Jennings.

Management may listen to offers. And Jennings may be dealt for the perfect offer.

The perfect offer is unlikely, though. The NBA is point guard heavy. Teams in the market for a table-setter will wait for July of 2012 when Chris Paul and Deron Williams become free agents, as oppsed to overpaying for Jennings.

Look for the darting left-hander to be in a Bucks uniform when the 2012 season begins.

–Oly Sandor.

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