Brandon Jennings started his 2017-18 season in China; this winter, he moved on to the D-League; one of his sharpest performances of the year, across all those leagues and locales, came tonight—in his first game of a 10-day NBA contract, back with the team that drafted him.
Back in a Milwaukee Bucks uniform for the first time since 2013, Jennings flirted with a triple-double on 16 points, 12 assists and 8 rebounds in tonight’s win over the Grizzlies. Coming off the bench for 24 minutes, he looked almost like his old self for a bit there:
In nearly a month with the Bucks’ D-League squad, Jennings averaged 21 points, seven assists and four rebounds before being picked up by Milwaukee yesterday. He filled the roster spot left open by forward Mirza Teletovic, who was waived this weekend after spending months sidelined by blood clots in his lungs. If he can keep playing like this, maybe he’ll keep it.