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The Milwaukee Bucks have several big decisions to make this offseason with regards to the team's backcourt.
Point guard Brandon Jennings is locked into his stance that he'd like a long-term deal, telling Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears that he will walk from the franchise after next season if they hit him with a qualifying offer this summer:
"If I take the qualifying offer and become an [unrestricted] free agent there is no way I am coming back," Jennings told Yahoo! Sports on Friday after practice. "There is no way."
Jennings' backcourt mate, Monta Ellis, also has a decision to make regarding his future, as he has a player option worth $11 million (according to HoopsHype) that he can choose to accept or decline next season.
That's a whole lot of money to turn down, and as ESPN's Marc Stein recently reported, many around the league believe Ellis may opt in to his contract as opposed to walk.
There's also the issue of J.J. Redick, who's set to be an unrestricted free agent once the 2012-13 season concludes.
Despite the Bucks' improvement this season, it's clear the team is still on the outside looking in when it comes to the championship conversation.
If Ellis, Jennings and Redick get more financially appealing offers to play for contenders, the Bucks could be playing with some new personnel come next season.