May 23, 2011
Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings(notes) suffered a sophomore slump this past season. He was in the running for Rookie of the Year last year, averaging 15.5 points and 5.7 assists per game over 82 games. This time around, his points per game went up to 16.2 but his assists fell to 4.8 and, more importantly, he only made it into 63 games.
That was mostly because of a serious foot injury in December, CBSSports.com reports. Jennings was so frustrated that he lashed out at teammates and management in April, the site notes. Perhaps all of this has led to the rumor from the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the Bucks are open to listening to offers for Jennings.
The 21-year-old gained early fame for skipping college ball and playing professionally in Italy for a year to skirt the NBA rule changes that kept teams from drafting players directly out of high school.