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The Milwaukee Bucks have quite the offseason ahead of them, as their entire backcourt will become free agents. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, there is a rising belief among executive circles in the NBA that the Bucks want to re-sign Monta Ellis over bringing back Brandon Jennings.And a free-agent rumble: There's a rising belief in exec circles that Bucks prefer to re-sign Monta Ellis over Brandon Jennings this summer— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 29, 2013 Bucks still have coaching choice to make: Larry Drew or Kelvin Sampson. But in backcourt there is sense they prefer Monta/Redick next season— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 29, 2013 Ellis and mid-season acquisition J.J. Redick are set to become unrestricted free agents -- assuming Ellis opts out of his current deal -- while Jennings will be a restricted free agent. In the case of Jennings, the Bucks can match any offer he receives. However, they may not be inclined to do so, as it appears they'd rather enter next season with a duo of Ellis and Redick.Will Ellis and Redick played well together this season, there are questions surrounding the viability of Milwaukee's defense with them manning the backcourt. There's also the question of whether or not Redick wants to re-sign with the Bucks.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Milwaukee Bucks would reportedly rather re-sign Monta Ellis over Brandon Jennings this summer, citing their preference for an Ellis-Redick backcourt as the reason.
And a free-agent rumble: There’s a rising belief in exec circles that Bucks prefer to re-sign Monta Ellis over Brandon Jennings this summer.
Monta will become an unrestricted free...
There is a rising belief among NBA executives that the Milwaukee Bucks prefer to re-sign Monta Ellis over Brandon Jennings this offseason, when likely both will be free agents.
Ellis will become an unrestricted free agent if he opts out of the one season left on his contract.
Jennings will be a restricted free agent on July 1.
There is a sense the Bucks prefer Ellis and J.J. Redick...
Monta Ellis (left), and Brandon Jennings (Credit: clippersblog.com)
The Milwaukee Bucks have an interesting off-season ahead of them. Among other things, they must decide on a coach between Larry Drew and Kelvin Sampson. The bigger question is that since their entire backcourt are free agents, do they keep Monta Ellis or Brandon Jennings as the centerpiece? Conventional wisdom says...
The Milwaukee Bucks have a serious situation brewing, seeing as though all of their important guard and back court players are free agent.
The Bucks have to decide who to keep and pay out of the trio of Brandon Jennings, Monta Ellis, and J.J. Redick. Jennings is the one restricted free agent out the group, and the Bucks would have to decide to match any offer for him.
Monta Ellis can become a free agent this offseason and his interest in signing with the Sacramento Kings has increased upon their decision to hire Mike Malone, according to a source.
Ellis became familiar with Malone during their time together with the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors traded Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks at the 2012 deadline.