Free-agent Jennings reportedly headed to Russia

Free-agent guard and former lottery pick Brandon Jennings appeared in 14 games with the Bucks last season.

Free-agent point guard Brandon Jennings reportedly will turn to Russia to revive his chances at the NBA.

According to a report from, Jennings is nearing a deal with Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg.

Jennings, 28, began his career overseas, opting to play in Italy immediately after high school, as opposed to playing in college. He was an NBA lottery pick, scoring 55 points in a game as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks during his rookie season. He made the NBA All-Rookie team in 2010.

Jennings was drafted by the Bucks with the No. 10 overall pick in 2009.

But his career has sort of dwindled since then, with Jennings becoming an NBA journeyman — having served stints with the Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards. He has also played in China.

Last season, it was back to the Bucks. But he appeared in just 14 games, averaging 5.2 points and 3.1 assists.

Jennings then drew little interest in the NBA free-agent market. So if he’s truly headed overseas, it would be a move that’d make good sense for a player in need of a career reset.