Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings has been vocal about his desire to explore free agency in the past, but has recently shown that he is open to signing a new deal in Milwaukee. Today, Jennings made his strongest comments yet as he says that he hopes to have a contract extension worked out before the start of the season, writes Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel.
"It would be something I’d love to get done with and over with so I don’t have to worry about it," Jennings said. "But the main thing is just to come into training camp a better player, a better leader … just lead the team to the playoffs."
The two sides have until October 31st to reach agreement on an extension. Jennings, 23 in September, turned in a career-high 19.1 PPG last season with 5.5 APG while shooting 41.8% from the floor. Jennings may be hesitant to try his hand on the open market as a restricted free agent as he is in line to be in the same class as fellow one-guards Ty Lawson, Stephen Curry, Jrue Holiday, and Jeff Teague.