Lockout or no lockout, Brandon Jennings is getting ready for next season.

The Milwaukee Bucks point guard has been working out daily with team coaches and said Thursday he intends to stay in Milwaukee this summer to train.

If NBA owners lock out the players when the collective bargaining agreement expires June 30, Jennings no longer will be able to work with team personnel. So he's getting a head start with them now while also trying to add some weight to his lean frame.

"The thing with me is I've got to keep eating," Jennings said. "I try to eat every three hours; that's the main thing that is going to help me just put on weight."

Jennings made an appearance Thursday afternoon at Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity's building site on the north side. He picked up a drill and helped install drywall at a home being built at 3603 N. 1st St.

The 21-year-old Jennings said he is eager to erase some of the memories of last season, when the Bucks fell far short of expectations and failed to reach the playoffs.

In his rookie year the Bucks were 10 games over. 500 and Jennings was able to experience the postseason as Milwaukee lost to Atlanta in seven games in an exciting first-round series.

"I could say it was a challenging year, a lot of injuries," Jennings said of his second NBA season. "A lot of that kind of set us back.

"Me and (Andrew) Bogut talk all the time. I think he'll come back and be 100% and we'll just go from there."

The 7-foot Bogut struggled offensively while returning from serious injuries to his right hand and right elbow.