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Jennings: 'I will continue not to talk to anyone'

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07:03 AM ET 07.15 | A strong finish Sunday by the Bucks in Las Vegas may have take a backseat to some social media activity off the court. The game was aired on NBA TV and during the telecast two tweets from Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings were displayed. Jennings, a restricted free agent, has not come to terns with the Bucks or had an offer from another NBA club yet. And the Bucks tried to sign restricted free agent Jeff Teague as their point guard only to have Atlanta match Milwaukee's four-year, $32 million offer on Saturday. Jennings' tweets said: "Whatever you hear in the media isn't true. I haven't talked to anybody since the season was over. Thank you!" And "And I will continue not to talk to anyone."

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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July 15, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Sad. Real sad. This kid just don't get it. He overvalued himself and now he has to make amends w/ the Bucks. The NBA is a business and the new CBA just made it tougher for mediocre players to overvalue themselves. Players will not be getting ridiculous contract anymore except for the superstars...

July 15, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Don't Speak, Bro.

July 15, 2013  09:30 AM ET

will this guy actually play out his qualifying offer? I doubt it- but he seems really bitter.....hmmmmm

should be interesting to see what develops- if they dont give him the $ he wants i think he just might

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July 15, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

what makes matters worse is that if a guy is supremely talented and they are a headcase or have personality issues- you still bend over backwards for them.but jennings isn't that.and he has to realize that as a guy thats not a top 10 pg in the game- he is basically an abover average player- nothing more. that he HAS to be nice/respectful or teams won't want to bother

Cousins would be the perfect example....

Anyways, Jennings does have an attitude problem and that basically cost him from getting a good contract. Teams are staying away from him because of that attitude and of course his consistency as a PG is also a problem...

July 15, 2013  09:45 AM ET

Best not to put your baggage out there for everyone to see, kid.

July 15, 2013  09:47 AM ET

Who needs a PG? I think it's the fact that teams with cap space have already spent their $. Atlanta was interested in a sign & trade, but it looks like they are happy with Teague.

July 15, 2013  09:51 AM ET

two words..... Defensive Liability.

July 15, 2013  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

two words..... Defensive Liability.

0ne word.... 0verrated

July 15, 2013  10:02 AM ET

Its funny. His playing in a big market dream was shot down so fast. Its what he deserves for thinking hes the bezt thing since sliced bread

July 15, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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Its funny. His playing in a big market dream was shot down so fast. Its what he deserves for thinking hes the bezt thing since sliced bread

I'll take sliced bread...

July 15, 2013  10:46 AM ET

Haha he is the second Buck to overvalue his worth. These agents are doing them no good. He needs to play out his contract and hope to sign with say the Raptors/Magic. Most teams have their point guard situation settled or are trying to let young talent play

July 15, 2013  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I'll take sliced bread...

Considering it doesnt overvalue its worth....I would too

July 15, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hold steady Milwaukee..... You can have him for 6-8 milNo reason to overpay him as he has no suitors

I think that's what the Hawks did with Teague. Basically let the market do the negotiation for them.
$8M per is kinda high for Teague, but that's what the market offered, and the Hawks had to match since they couldn't get no one else, especially at that price.

Between Ellis, Jennings, Teague - I actually like Teague the best. Plays above-average defense, cheaper of them all, and seems to still have some upside scoring-wise, and no known off-court issues.

July 15, 2013  11:24 AM ET

Don't want this kid back in Milwaukee.

July 15, 2013  12:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I think that's what the Hawks did with Teague. Basically let the market do the negotiation for them.$8M per is kinda high for Teague, but that's what the market offered, and the Hawks had to match since they couldn't get no one else, especially at that price.Between Ellis, Jennings, Teague - I actually like Teague the best. Plays above-average defense, cheaper of them all, and seems to still have some upside scoring-wise, and no known off-court issues.

The market is just about right for Teague. All-stars or the cream of the crop franchise players are getting max deals (CP3, Rose, Dwill, Westbrook) 14-15Mill plus. Above average guys but young guys are getting the 10-12 mil/yr. Most teams locked these PG's up before they became worthy of max deals, (Curry, Holiday, Lawson) fall in this area. Then there are the guys who should be in the 6-10Mil range that do a few things good but are in the average ballpark (George Hill, Teague) where I think Jennings will fall. Jennings will probably get something close to teague or will be traded. Maybe Boston will take him for Rondo but would have to give up another player

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July 15, 2013  03:10 PM ET

Hmm... Let's see. A guy who (for a time) had the team playing playoff basketball, under a hard-**** coach (Skiles), gets overlooked for the new guy (Monta Ellis), who has had off court issues and showed a surly attitude towards the new guy (Curry) from his previous team. Then, to top it off, the team goes after another guy who plays his position and would have signed him had their offer not been matched. *Heh*...

And still, Brandon Jennings should have no issues with any of this... In spite of the fact that he's had no issues off court and plays hard. I suppose it doesn't matter that the team has done very little to upgrade their talent pool. I also think it's pretty telling when their newest free agents (Ellis and Reddick) walked at the end of the season. Might this have had something to do with Jennings? Perhaps, but the proof of this and the supposed fact that he's a head-case is thus far unavailable. Granted, I'm saying all of this from the outside looking in, but before I sign off on the idea that Jennings is a problem, I'd like to see real proof of that.

 
July 15, 2013  03:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Hmm... Let's see. A guy who (for a time) had the team playing playoff basketball, under a hard-**** coach (Skiles), gets overlooked for the new guy (Monta Ellis), who has had off court issues and showed a surly attitude towards the new guy (Curry) from his previous team. Then, to top it off, the team goes after another guy who plays his position and would have signed him had their offer not been matched. *Heh*... And still, Brandon Jennings should have no issues with any of this... In spite of the fact that he's had no issues off court and plays hard. I suppose it doesn't matter that the team has done very little to upgrade their talent pool. I also think it's pretty telling when their newest free agents (Ellis and Reddick) walked at the end of the season. Might this have had something to do with Jennings? Perhaps, but the proof of this and the supposed fact that he's a head-case is thus far unavailable. Granted, I'm saying all of this from the outside looking in, but before I sign off on the idea that Jennings is a problem, I'd like to see real proof of that.

I like this new CBA - it's removed most of the riff rafs from the game... this kid needs to get his head together or he'll end up being an american import in China - like Marbury!

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