Brandon Jennings made Milwaukee Bucks a little squeamish this week with his declaration that he may not be back in Wisconsin next season.
"I am going to keep my options open, knowing that the time is coming up," Jennings told ESPN. "I'm doing my homework on big-market teams. I'm not saying I won't (sign an extension with the Bucks) and I'm not saying I will. I'm just keeping my options open.''
The news probably doesn't come as a surprise as this has become the new trend in the NBA. Smaller market teams get to draft star players, develop them and watch them shine for a couple years, all before they run off to a bigger market and flashier lights when the day that rookie contract runs out.
Jennings' comments make it seem likely that he will be the next star to leave a small market for a bigger one, but still gave hope to the Bucks and their fans. Jennings may just be politically correct in saying he hasn't ruled out a return, but at this point, it's something the Bucks may need to cling to.