For the first time in 281 career NBA games, Brandon Jennings didn't register a single point last night against the 76ers. He went 0-for-3 from the field in 17 minutes of action and didn't play again after getting pulled from the floor in the third quarter. And, he wasn't happy about it.
"This is the third time I've been benched in the second half [this season]," he said shortly after Milwaukee lost the game 100-92. "You always want to be out there to help your team. I don't see any all-stars in this locker room, so I think everybody should be held accountable, like anyone else. There's no maxed-out players in the locker room; there's no all-stars. So, don't try to put me on a pedestal and just give everybody else the freedom to do whatever they wantâ€¦This is the third time this has happened. We had a sluggish start, but we still had a chance to win it. It was there for us to take."
Unfortunately, Jennings wasn't there to help take it. And, if Milwaukee has any chance of making noise in the playoffs this year (they currently sit in the eighth seed and would play the Heat in the first round if the playoffs started today), Jennings has to be on the floor at all times. Zero points from one of your team's best players just isn't going to cut it.