Point guard Brandon Jennings, who spent several months with the Wizards last season, has returned to the NBA on a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. ESPN first reported the news.

Jennings had been playing for the Bucks' G-League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, after spending time in China following the 2016-17 season. He is back in the league and happens to be playing for the team who drafted him. The Bucks picked Jennings 10th overall in the 2009 draft.


Jennings joins a Bucks team that has been slipping in the Eastern Conference playoff race. They are currently eight in the East after losing seven of their last 10.

Jennings, 28, isn't a major addition for the Bucks by any means. He was out of the league after averaging 3.5 points and 4.7 assists in 23 games for the Wizards last year.

But Jennings joining the Bucks does add some intrigue to any matchup between Milwaukee and the Wizards. Right now they are not lined up to meet in the playoffs, but if they did Jennings would certainly be someone to watch. He got along well with his Wizards teammates when he was in Washington, but never shies away from conflict.


Jennings was always in the middle of the Wizards' rivalries down the stretch of last season, most notably with the Boston Celtics. And in the past he has rubbed several Wizards like John Wall the wrong way.


Any playoff series with Jennings is more fun, as he showed last year while with the Wizards. He is scrappy and gives a great quote. He loves to talk trash and has an excellent sense of humor with the media.

Keep all of that in mind if the Wizards see the Bucks this spring. Even if they don't play in the postseason, the NBA is just more interesting with Jennings involved.

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