12:25pm: The Bucks are pushing back Jennings’ guarantee deadline, according to Matt Velazquez of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Twitter link). As such, Jennings’ 2018/19 salary will remain non-guaranteed for now.
10:03am: The Bucks can get off the hook for Brandon Jennings‘ 2018/19 salary if they waive him today, but they won’t do so, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated (Twitter link). By keeping him on their roster through July 1, the Bucks will guarantee Jennings’ $2,222,803 salary for next season.
Jennings, a former 10th overall pick, returned to Milwaukee down the stretch last season and appeared in 14 regular season contests for the club, averaging 5.5 PPG, 3.1 APG, and 2.2 RPG with a .375/.273/1.000 shooting line.
While Jennings’ numbers for the Bucks in 2017/18 weren’t great, he has shown over the course of his career that he’s a capable scorer and playmaker. An Achilles injury derailed his career early in 2015, but the 28-year-old is now a few years removed from that injury, and should be a solid addition to Milwaukee’s bench at the veteran’s minimum.
Malcolm Brogdon‘s 2018/19 salary ($1,544,951) will also become guaranteed after today, and the Bucks will – of course – keep the former Rookie of the Year under contract.