It’s the age that we live in. But with all of the benefits that come with playing in a big market, it’s tough to blame Jennings. Look at Jeremy Lin for example. If he was doing this in Milwaukee, it wouldn’t be nearly a big as it is now. Goes to show that no matter how long the lockout would’ve lasted, guys are always going to want to play in a big market and there’s nothing anyone can do about that.
“I am going to keep my options open, knowing that the time is coming up,” Jennings told Broussard in an email. “I’m doing my homework on big-market teams.”
But he didn’t rule out staying in Milwaukee: “I’m not saying I won’t (sign an extension with the Bucks) and I’m not saying I will. I’m just keeping my options open.”
Jennings insisted to Broussard that he had no problem playing in Milwaukee, one of the smallest markets in the league. Jennings is a native of Compton, Calif.
“It has nothing to do with the city of Milwaukee or anything like that because that’s where I started my career,” Jennings told Broussard. “They’ve been nothing but good to me. (Coach) Scott Skiles and (general manager) John Hammond have been good to me. It’s just that I’m understanding the business of basketball now.”