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Milwaukee Bucks Looking to Trade Brandon Jennings, Targeting Jimmer Fredette?

DENVER, CO - MARCH 16:  Jimmer Fredette #32 of the Brigham Young Cougars takes part in practice prior to their second round NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament game at the Pepsi Center on March 16, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Andy BaileyFeatured ColumnistMay 22, 2011

Despite showing some promise in two years as Milwaukee's starting point guard, Brandon Jennings may be available this offseason.

At least that's what the Cleveland Plains Dealer's Mary Schmitt Boyer has reported.  

She said it was a rumor circulating among those attending this year's NBA draft combine.

The Bucks were a pleasant surprise during Jennings' rookie season, but were one of the most disappointing teams in the league this past year.

Many thought they might take a step forward and become one of the top five or six teams in the East.  Instead, they missed the playoffs altogether.

Jennings' shooting percentage has been a big issue during his two seasons in the NBA (38 percent from the field).  However, if he's available, there would certainly be some interested teams.

Despite his poor shooting, he's shown promise by averaging around 16 points and five assists a game.

One team that I think would almost certainly be interested is the Los Angeles Lakers (among others).  They desperately need an upgrade over Derek Fisher, and Jennings could be a building block for the future.

Perhaps more interesting than where Jennings would land is the question of how Milwaukee would replace their starting point guard.

Former BYU superstar Jimmer Fredette may be a great pick for the Bucks in this year's draft (they have the 10th overall pick),

Milwaukee was among the teams who interviewed Jimmer this past weekend at the NBA draft combine.

Multiple reports have been suggesting for the last couple days that Jimmer interviewed better than any other prospect attending the combine.

Is it possible that Jimmer impressed the Bucks to the point that they'd be willing to trade Jennings?

It would be interesting to replace Jennings with Jimmer since there are a lot of similarities between their games (and Jennings is actually younger).

But if Milwaukee could get a good player or even a couple decent players in exchange for Jennings, it might make sense.

That is, assuming Jimmer will still be available when that 10th pick rolls around...


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