Brandon Jennings makes his NBA return

Drafted by the Bucks back in 2009, after a year of pro ball in Italy, Jennings has arrived back in Milwaukee as a mature player with a lot left in the tank.

Kahron Spearman

Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings, currently working on a 10-day contract, showed why he still belongs in the NBA on Monday night, stuffing the box score with 16 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds. Milwaukee handed the Memphis Grizzlies their 18th straight loss in a 121-103 win.

In a balanced attack accented by Jennings' triumphant return, Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 24 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in 20.

I felt like it was my first rookie game again. Just to put on that jersey was a blessing, and I was just grateful."

Brandon Jennings
Guard, Milwaukee Bucks

"We wanted more," interim Bucks coach Joe Prunty said. "He was very good. Obviously, the 12 assists were great. Overall, a really positive night from him.

Eric Bledsoe, the Bucks' starter at point guard with 14 points. Jennings - drafted by the Bucks back in 2009 - did his damage in just 24 minutes off the bench.

Jennings had been dominant with the Bucks' G League team following a short stint in China earlier this year, where he averaged over 27 points per game in 13 contests.