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Before this summer's free-agency period began, it appeared a foregone conclusion that Brandon Jennings would eventually re-sign with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The 23-year-old point guard has spent four seasons in Milwaukee since breaking into the league in 2009, while averaging 17 points and 5.7 assists per game for his career.
Marc Stein of ESPN.com, however, recently reported the following with respect to Jennings' future.
Sources briefed on the situation told ESPN.com that the Hawks and Bucks have in recent days discussed a sign-and-trade deal to land Brandon Jennings in Atlanta and send fellow restricted free agent Jeff Teague to Milwaukee to reunite with former Hawks coach Larry Drew. ESPN.com reported early in free agency that the Bucks, at Drew's behest, had interest.
This is a scenario that I can see materializing once the official moratorium is lifted.
Teague, at 25, is a solid young point guard in his own right coming off a year where he averaged 14.6 points and 7.2 assists per game with the Atlanta Hawks. He would help Coach Drew chart a new direction for the Bucks' organization, while Jennings could work to replace the scoring that was lost in Atlanta with the departure of Josh Smith.