Jun 19, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Ray Allen during practice before game seven of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Allen, Bayless Opt In + Jennings staying put?


With the Draft done and over with, it’s time to start the countdown till free agency. The frenzy officially starts July 1, but there are reports flying around of certain players’ decisions.

Contrary to reports earlier this week, Miami Heat guard Ray Allen has decided to exercise his player option and return for a second season with the Heat — a league source told Chris Haynes.

Similarly, the Memphis Grizzlies’ Jerryd Bayless has opted in — when it was previously reported that he was leaning to opt out of his deal in Memphis to test free agency.

Throughout the season, there were many rumors swirling around Brandon Jennings’ future. Would the Bucks match any offer sheet another team would sign Jennings to? Is Jennings worth a max contract? Will anyone even think about giving him a max deal? So many questions lead to so many different scenarios for the young guard.

Now, we have an answer. We think.

On Friday, Bucks general manager John Hammond  said “It’s our intention for Brandon Jennings to remain a Milwaukee Buck.”

Simple as that. Unless a team throws Jennings an outrageous deal, it appears that he will be a Buck next season.




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