Where Has All the Love Gone for Bucks Rookie Brandon Jennings?

March 18th, 2010 by Jesse Motiff Leave a reply »
One month into the NBA season, everyone seemed convinced that Brandon Jennings was the next big thing. He scored a Bucks rookie record 55 points against the Golden State Warriors and became the talk of the league.

Jennings was playing great, leading the way early for talk of Rookie of the Year. While he played great individually, the Bucks were still playing as they had for the previous several seasons, and seemed destined for another spot in the NBA lottery.

Four months later, the Bucks are now the talk of the league, but all the early love for Jennings has disappeared. Tyreke Evans and Stephen Curry are talked about as the front runners for the top rookie with very few mentions of the Bucks point guard.

The Bucks currently sit as the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, and have gone 12-2 in their last 14 games. The Bucks can thank many things for their resurgence.

Michael Redd getting injured was a true blessing in disguise for Milwaukee. Without his injury, the team probably never signs Jerry Stackhouse, or trades for John Salmons. However, in fairness, Redd could have very well been traded had he remained healthy.

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