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Brandon Jennings
Brandon Jennings
Position: G
Born: 09/23/89
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:168 lbs. / 76.6 kg.
Salary: $8,344,497
Three weeks after Jennings’ second season in Detroit ended Jan. 25 after he suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon, the Pistons acquired Reggie Jackson in a trade. Then they signed Jackson to a five-year, $80-contract this summer. “Bringing in Reggie Jackson was smart,” Jennings said. “I’m supposed to be out, really, for nine months, and they need a point guard. … “My main thing is just to get healthy. Hey, if I have to come off the bench and be the sixth man or whatever, I’m fine with that. Man, I just want to play basketball again. I just want to get back on the court and have fun.”
via Detroit Free Press
However, on the flipside, when Jennings has four feet or more of time and space he is shooting a scorching 52.4 percent. The challenge is… How do you get a player whose trademark shot is a step-back fade away to even the scale on contested vs. uncontested? Efficiency, that is the key to Jennings’ success and his ticket off this list. An efficient point guard’s job is to make the team function as one unit and to get everyone involved within the offense.
via HoopsHype
Jennings update: Jackson gives the Pistons two top point guards with Brandon Jennings still under contract for another year. Jennings, who tore his Achilles tendon in January, is doing rehab in Las Vegas. “Obviously still not at the point of running or anything,” Van Gundy said. “Can start to do a little bit more activity all the time. We’re hopeful. We’ve still got about 14 weeks before the season opens. We’ve got a long time. We’re hoping that he will be back and ready to play but it may not be at the beginning of the year. We’ll just have to see. Until you get him out on the court, it’s really tough to judge.”
via Booth Newspapers