At the heights of early Brandon Jennings mania, it really looked as if the Bucks had found a star. Having skipped college play to play overseas prior to landing in the NBA, Jennings hit the ground running upon joining Milwaukee.
After only coming up an assist and a rebound short of a triple-double in his Bucks debut, Jennings went on to record a 55-point game just two weeks later. Although that would be a career high for any player to be proud of, it perhaps say something about Jennings’ career that he arguably peaked on that night.
Jennings’ boundless confidence was an important aspect of the beginnings of the Fear the Deer era, of course, leading to soundbites such as “win in 6” which gave us the name for our podcast. Unfortunately that unwavering confidence spilled over on to the court, in a backcourt with Monta Ellis where neither man really knew when to stop shooting.
Efficiency was never Jennings’ strong suit but having ultimately led to Milwaukee’s acquisition of Khris Middleton, Jennings eventually led the Bucks to a steady backcourt presence after all. As a Buck, he averaged 17 points, 5.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds.
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