Jennings to return to Bucks on 10-day contract

Reuters

Brandon Jennings is set to make his return to the NBA, and he'll be doing so with the team that drafted him.

Jennings confirmed to ESPN's The Undefeated on Saturday that he's agreed to a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. He said he expects to practice with the team Sunday and be available for its game Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies.

"Blessed and grateful for a second chance coming from a franchise where I started," Jennings told The Undefeated.

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Jennings, a point guard, was already with the Bucks' G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd. He's averaged 21.4 points, 7.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds in seven games with the Herd since joining the team last month following a season for the Shanxi Brave Dragons of the China Basketball Association.

In 13 games in China, Jennings averaged 27.9 points, 6.8 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game.

Jennings was selected 10th overall by the Bucks in the 2009 draft and spent the first four seasons of his NBA career with Milwaukee, averaging 17.0 points and 5.7 assists over that time. The 28-year-old point guard has career averages of 14.3 points and 5.7 assists across his seven NBA seasons.

Jennings appeared in 81 games between the New York Knicks and Washington Wizards in 2016-17.

The Bucks cleared a roster spot Saturday by assigning forward D.J. Wilson to the Herd.

--Field Level Media

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