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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
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Since being traded to Orlando, Jennings has played in 18 games – starting six – and averaged 7.5 points and 4.1 assists, a significant drop in production from the 15-plus points and seven assists he was averaging during the peak of his career in Detroit. “If a team believes in me and believes that I’m capable of getting back to myself and run a team, I’m down,” Jennings said. “The first thing is taking care of business this summer. That’s the biggest thing. I’ve got all the way until September, so I’ve got a whole summer this summer. My love for the game is crazy, so I’m going to be ready.”
Storyline: Brandon Jennings Free Agency
Orlando traded away forwards Tobias Harris and Channing Frye and got back point guard Brandon Jennings, forward Ersan Ilyasova and loads of financial flexibility for the future. The Magic (23-29) are hopeful that the addition to two proven veterans such as Jennings and Ilyasova will help them better close out close games – something that has been an issue all season what with eight losses by three points or less and five overtime defeats. “Under five minutes, that’s when it’s winning time and I hope I can help the team with that,’’ Jennings said upon his arrival in Orlando. “But there’s a lot of young talent here, a lot of exciting, young talent. And I see the future here being very bright.’’
An interesting wrinkle to how the Magic pulled off their Tobias Harris trade has surfaced. Our own cap guru Eric Pincus revealed that prior to the Brandon Jennings/Ersan Ilyasova trade with the Detroit Pistons, the Magic renounced rights to free agents Willie Green and Jeremy Richardson, which dropped them below the salary cap and negated the Traded Player Exception the team received this summer for trading Moe Harkless. By dropping below the cap prior to the trade, the Magic have the option to immediately re-trade either of the players they acquired in a package deal.