Brandon Jennings RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:168 lbs. / 76.6 kg.
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:168 lbs. / 76.6 kg.
Keith Langlois: Lots of Qs about rumors of Jennings-Hardaway deal. SVG shot that one down with a bazooka today. Never talked to NYK about it.: 3 more rumors
Detroit may be looking to move guard Brandon Jennings because the organization traded for fellow guard Reggie Jackson last season. Jackson will be a restricted free agent this summer. Jennings is entering the final year of his contract and will make $8.3 million next season. In a Jennings-for-Hardaway Jr. swap, the Knicks would likely have to use their trade exception and adjust their outgoing assets to make the deal work.
Sorry atheists … NBA players who have a good relationship with God are more successful than NBA players who don’t … so says Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings. Jennings was at LAX today when he told us religion plays a huge role in the NBA … “Before every game we always have a little bible study ceremony … any city you go to, so it’s pretty cool.” That’s not the case with every team — Doc Rivers, in an effort to respect different beliefs, reportedly does not allow team prayer in the Clippers locker room … though he does lead a moment of silence before games.
While James was a local basketball star in Akron, Ohio, at that time, he was largely unknown to the rest of the nation when he came to play in a tournament for the AAU Oakland Soldiers in 2000. The Soldiers were founded in 1990 in the Oakland suburb of Richmond. Twenty-five years later, it has now grown into an AAU powerhouse with alumni that include James, Chauncey Billups, Brandon Jennings, Leon Powe, Aaron Gordon, Chuck Hayes, Jabari Brown, Kendrick Perkins and Stanley Johnson. Fifteen years after first playing for the Soldiers, James returns to the Bay Area to lead his Cleveland Cavaliers against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. “It’s amazing because that part of his life he never talks about publicly,” Olivier said. “But I thought we had some good times and we still talk about it.”
The Detroit Pistons point guard made an appearance Tuesday night at the Pistons’ draft lottery party for season-ticket holders at the Palace, where he posed for pictures with fans. After he completed his brief appearance, he walked with two reporters and gave an update on how his rehab was going. He has been walking without restrictions for two weeks and said he was ahead of schedule. “My goal is to be back to up and running in August, and actually really getting after it. So that gives me August and September and October to get ready,” Jennings said.
There was a running “discussion” over the past few months about whether or not this year’s stacked Kentucky team could beat an NBA team. It was a silly discussion, because every NBA team would destroy this team, but whatever. It was silly and most fans of college and pro hoops knew it was silly. Pistons guard Brandon Jennings was not pleased, however, and he didn’t care if it was silly.
Point guard Brandon Jennings, out for the season with a ruptured left Achilles, was with the team in Los Angeles. Jennings said he will be off crutches within two weeks and said that his rehab is ahead of schedule.
As one of the highest paid players in the NBA, Johnson has been shopped and linked to a variety of teams — including the Hornets and Pistons. However, a team source refuted that there was any traction to the discussions with Detroit, which reportedly included a package surrounding Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings. “There is nothing,” the source said.
Devin Kharpertian: Source says Detroit has not made official offer of Jennings/Butler/Jerebko to Nets for Joe Johnson (yet). That offer (as stands) wouldn’t work under the cap. Would need more pieces both ways to make player # & salary fit.
Nets Daily: A league source familiar with the Nets thinking told NetsDaily the Johnson-to-Pistons story is “nothing.” Source said salary dumps like Johnson-to-Pistons proposal could have done with him or other players last week or last month. Jennings can be a great player, but ruptured achilles is a bad injury for player who relies on quickness. Could take a while to heal. Risky
The Detroit Pistons have reached out to the Brooklyn Nets to inquire about the availability of former All-Star swingman Joe Johnson, according to league sources. Sources told ESPNNewYork.com that no deal is imminent but said the teams have had exploratory discussions in advance of Thursday’s trade deadline about a trade package built around injured point guard Brandon Jennings and expiring contracts in exchange for Johnson.
Though Bieber’s tweet (and the vast majority of the retweets) did not count and though Raptors global ambassador Drake chose not to endorse Lowry via Twitter, some players were a bit miffed by the process, most notably, Detroit guard Brandon Jennings, who indicated, again via Twitter, that being powered by celebrity endorsements was not an ideal way for players to be selected. “So I guess next year imma have rappers, actors, & etc say vote for me for all star. I mean that’s all it takes,” Jennings tweeted, before later adding he believed Lowry deserved to make the team.
“Definitely disappointing,” Jennings said Tuesday night at The Palace, taking in his first Pistons game since the injury after spending a week in New York, where the surgery was performed. “I was having the best time of my career playing basketball, especially (because) we were winning and were one of the hottest teams in the NBA and to come down with a season-ending injury really (stinks) because of all the hard work I put in this summer and then for me to go down was just really tough.”
“They’re still competing hard, still playing hard,” Jennings said. “I still think we’re going to make the playoffs, if you ask me. We just signed John Lucas, another veteran point guard, so the confidence is still high. Like I told the guys all the time, the main goal is to keep going hard every night and keep playing.”
Jennings went on to declare that James would end up as one of basketball’s greatest, and even ranked the Cavs’ superstar in his top 10 (for whatever that’s worth). But Jennings’ first cut was the deepest. Without further ado…
Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, but his thumbs were healthy enough to rip LeBron James on Twitter Monday night. In a discussion with a frequent NBA blogger on the social media site of the league’s greatest all-time players, Jennings tweeted that James “run(s) too much when *&$% gets tough,” a reference to James leaving the Cavaliers for Miami in 2010 and then rejoining Cleveland after the Heat lost in the Finals last summer.