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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: $5,000,000
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Coach Jeff Hornacek said on Friday that he doesn’t expect to use Jennings and Rose in the same backcourt extensively. “I don’t think you go to that for big minutes. We have plenty of capable players, especially at those bigger spots,” he said. “If we want guys coming in and off the bench, we get into that half-court offense. If we need to rest our starters, we can really slow the game down a little bit and execute because we do have guys we can throw into the post.”
5 hours ago via ESPN
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Phil Jackson recognizes that he took on a lot risks this summer in trading for Derrick Rose and signing Joakim Noah and Brandon Jennings. Rose, after all, has played in just 40 percent of his games over the past five seasons. Noah was limited to just 29 games last season due to shoulder injuries. And Jennings is entering his first full season following an Achillies injury. “In our situation, [it’s] definitely worth the risk,” Jackson said Friday. “We have had two seasons that have not been successful, and we need to move forward and win.”
5 hours ago via ESPN
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Brandon Jennings said back in July that he felt some around the NBA questioned his love for the game. It sounds like he’s looking to prove that perception wrong this season. “I’m as hungry as I’ve ever been now. I’m on a one-year deal. I’m coming off an Achilles injury, everybody [wrote] me off. So right now I’m hungry, I’m more hungry than ever,” Jennings said last week on The Stashed’s “33rd & 7th” podcast with Anthony Donahue.
6 days ago via ESPN
Jennings said in July that Jackson expects him to win the NBA’s Sixth Man award this season. He’s fine with those expectations, as well as coming off the bench in New York after starting 90 percent of his first 460 regular-season games. “At the end of the day, right now I just want to win, man. I just want to be in a winning environment,” Jennings, whose teams have won 45 percent of the games he’s played in, told Donahue. “I’m in the biggest market, the greatest basketball city, the Mecca, so who cares [about coming off the bench]? Let’s just win. We win, the whole city loves us.”
6 days ago via ESPN
Jennings was asked on the podcast for his opinion on Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem to protest racial oppression and inequality in the United States. “I like it. He’s taking a stand for what he believes in. People who think it’s wrong, ask him why he is doing it,” Jennings said. “Everybody’s just thinking he’s just disrespecting the flag. No, he’s making a stand about what’s going on in America. It’s not about, he’s disrespecting anybody. He’s just like, ‘Yo, I’m just making a stand.’ And the fact that he has a voice, it just shows that, ‘I’m an athlete, I make a lot of money, people support me, people buy my things, so why I can’t support the world? … Everybody’s going to have their opinion whether it’s right or wrong. But at least let a man speak and hear what he has to say first before you just judge him off of what he does.”
6 days ago via ESPN