Point guard Brandon Jennings remains to be one of the biggest question marks during the offseason, having so far being unable to secure a lucrative contract deal. He's currently seeking a deal in the $11-12 million range but it's clear that he and the Milwaukee Bucks aren't on the same page.
Bucks sources were adamant that re-signing Jennings was something they were very open to doing, but it has to be at a price that works for them. They've issued Jennings a $4.53 million qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent, so they can match anything Jennings is offered by another team.
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As of now the Philadelphia 76ers are the only team with the meaningful amount of cap space to make a bid for Jennings. The 76ers currently have $16.1 million available in possible cap space, while the Bucks sit just under $8 million, with no other team out there able to make an offer more than an exception-based deal for Jennings, leaving Milwaukee with all types of leverage.
The Bucks could opt to do a sign-and-trade deal for Jennings, despite him being the best guard they could have at the moment.
The Bucks and Jennings continue to talk about a deal, but it's clear that Milwaukee is not overly interested in a $48-$50 million deal for Jennings and that could create an immovable impasse.