In the months since Brandon Jennings talked about "doing his homework" on large-market teams to prepare for free agency, the Bucks guard has become more amenable to a long-term extension in Milwaukee, according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times. The 22-year-old talked to Woelfel about wanting to become the face of the franchise, and indicated a willingness to work out a contract extension in the near future.
"If everything is right, why not?" Jennings said of an extension. "If my agent (Bill Duffy) comes back and says this is what we should do, I’m going to do it."
Woelfel also shares a few more updates in a second piece for the Journal Times, so let's round those up….
- The Bucks would like to move up from No. 12 in the draft, though it won't be easy, since virtually every team is looking to "enhance its draft status."
- The Warriors at No. 7 could be open to trading down, and Woelfel suggests a package of Luc Mbah a Moute and the 12th pick could pique Golden State's interest. Milwaukee would likely have to take a contract back to make any deal work.
- If the Bucks were to move up, they'd likely be targeting Andre Drummond or John Henson.
- Some NBA officials believe Jeremy Lamb will need to undergo shoulder surgery at some point, and have downgraded his draft stock as a result.
- The consensus among Woelfel's sources is that the Bobcats' top choice at No. 2 is Thomas Robinson, but that the team could still trade the pick.