Brandon Jennings returning to Bucks, who also waive Mirza Teletovic

March 12, 2018

G League Wisconsin Herd point guard Brandon Jennings is returning to his original NBA team, the Milwaukee Bucks, on a 10-day contract, he confirmed to ESPN.

Jennings played for the Bucks from 2009-13 after the franchise drafted him with the 10th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.

The eight-year NBA veteran played in China for Shanxi this season before signing with the Herd. Jennings is averaging 21.4 points, 7.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds with the Herd. He expected to arrive in Milwaukee on Saturday night, practice with the Bucks today and be available for the game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday.

“Blessed and grateful for a second chance coming from a franchise where I started,” Jennings told ESPN.

Jennings made the 2010 NBA all-rookie first team with the Bucks and also scored a career-high 55 points that season.

Also on Saturday, the Bucks requested waivers on forward Mirza Teletovic, who’s been sidelined due to knee surgery since Nov. 7 and also has a pulmonary emboli in both of his lungs.