Didn't we just write this blog last year? I'm almost 200% positive we had some story about Brandon Jennings not wanting to be in Milwaukee at this point last season. Sadly I have no idea how to search my blog archives so I can just ctrl+c, ctrl+p this bad boy so I guess we'll just write the same things that 2012 Jon wrote.
Bottom line is basically this, Chad Ford reported yesterday that BJ no longer wants to be in Milwaukee. That's why he hired a new agent last week and he gave that agent an ultimatum to get him out via trade or free agency at the end of the year. The direct quote I guess was that Jennings has 'irreconcilable differneces' that can't be rectified. To which I say, preach Brandon! Preach! Hell I've got some irreconcilable differences with the Bucks too. I can't pinpoint where they started. Probably began with trading Dirk for Tractor Traylor or abandoning the ONE guy who actually wanted to play in Milwaukee in Ray Allen just so we could watch a broke down Gary Payton for two months. Bro you don't want to play for the Bucks? I don't want to root for the Bucks and I'm a Bucks fan! So I get it, I really do. The Bucks will probably never win a title, will never attract a superstar and the likelihood is that you'll never make an all star team or get major endorsement deals playing in Milwaukee. If you're a talented NBA player, playing in Milwaukee is the equivalent of Bobby Flay working at Burger King. And WANTING to play in Milwaukee would require the same mentality of a person who drinks a Bud Light at Oktoberfest. So I understand 1,000%. But here's the thing about Brandon Jennings, I'm glad he feels this way. Dude is NOT a superstar by any stretch and I get the feeling that if he wants to play here we'll give him some crazy Michael Redd money and watch him shoot 37% from the field for 6 years while crippling us financially. Jennings is the kind of guy who would thrive on a team that already has superstars, not where he has to be the man. He's Brick Tamland, not Ron Burgundy. So if he wants out I say we cut ties before we over commit and watch another 10 years go by until we can start over.
And make no mistake, starting over is what this team needs. As far as I'm concerned this needs to be a firesale before Thursday. Ellis, Jennings, Mbah a Moute, just trade what you can for picks, picks and more picks. We need the Thunder model and that's all about getting high end lottery picks and hitting them when they come up. Not going to happen getting picks 10-15 every year. Keep Sanders (Ben Wallace 2.0), Henson and Harris and blow out the cartridge.
PS: This video needs to be sent to John Hammond STAT. Do it John! Fire sale! Fire sale!