Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond confirmed what many expected, telling Bucks.com that he has no plans on breaking up his current backcourt of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis:
“We like our team, we really like Brandon and Monta. We like them playing together, we think they are a dynamic backcourt. And our hope is we can keep that back court together.”
The Bucks selected Jennings with the 10th-overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. Milwaukee acquired Ellis from the Golden State Warriors, along with Kwame Brown and Ekpe Udoh, last March in exchange for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson.
So far this season, Jennings has averaged 18.6 points, 6.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game. In his first full season with the Bucks, Ellis has averaged 18.8 points, 5.6 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game. It doesn’t appear that Milwaukee has any plans of breaking up their dynamic combo anytime soon.