Reminder: He wants max money.
ESPN: Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings was upset at coach Jim Boylan’s decision to bench him during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 100-92 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. With the Bucks in the playoff chase, Jennings wondered why Boylan made an example of him as Milwaukee endured its fourth straight loss. “I don’t see any All-Stars in this locker room,” Jennings said. Jennings was held scoreless for the first time in 281 career games, missing all three of his shots while playing just 17 minutes against the 76ers. It marked the second rough game in less than a week for Jennings, who scored four points on 1-of-15 shooting in a loss to theIndiana Pacers on Friday.
These never end well. The star player is convinced that the coach is out to get him and he lets the media know about it, rather than address it behind closed doors. Not only that, this is a guy that is asking for max money to stay in a small market. Jennings was quoted as saying the following, via ESPN:
“I think that everyone should be held accountable,” Jennings said. “There’s no maxed-out players in this locker room. So don’t try to put me on a pedestal and just give everyone else the freedom to do whatever they want.” Jennings said he feels he is being singled out by Boylan. “Of course,” Jennings told the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel. “This is the third time this has happened. We had a sluggish start but we still had a chance to win it. It was there for us to take.”
Stay tuned to see how this turn out, but I would be surprised to see Jennings back in Milwaukee next season.