The Milwaukee Bucks currently hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. There is still a lot of this short season left and Brandon Jennings could help the Bucks make a strong push.
Whatever happens, though, it is extremely doubtful that the third-year point guard will sign an extension with the team this summer as he is eligible to do. Jennings told ESPN that he wants to not box himself in and be available the following summer when the 22-year-old can be a free agent.
"I am going to keep my options open, knowing that the time is coming up," Jennings told ESPN. "I'm doing my homework on big-market teams."
However, Bucks fans shouldn't give up just yet on the dream of having Jennings as a building block for the long-term: "I'm not saying I won't [sign an extension with the Bucks] and I'm not saying I will," he said, ESPN reports. "I'm just keeping my options open."
It's kind of funny to hear Jennings, who backed out of playing for the University of Arizona so he could go play in Italy, talk about doing his homework. Jennings, who was picked 10th overall in the 2009 draft, is averaging 18.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game this season.