Then there's the departure of Jackson, who appeared to fall out of favor with Skiles and hasn't been playing lately because of what the team described as a hamstring injury. Asked if he was relieved that Jackson's situation is resolved, Skiles downplayed any sense of tension.
"It's just one of those things," Skiles said. "I wouldn't go that far. It's just part of the trade."
Jennings was also careful when asked why Jackson's short stay with the Bucks didn't turn out better.
"I really can't put my hand on that," Jennings said. "That's a touchy situation between Jackson and Coach. But at the end of the day, he was still positive with everybody around the team, still a great guy in the locker room, a great guy to have around."
And while Jennings said it was tough watching teammates leave in a trade, he's excited about the possibilities of teaming with Ellis.
"I'm thinking we can get 100-some points a night," Jennings said. "It'll be great — and more TV time."
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