Brandon Jennings Rumors

All NBA Players

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
Q: What other teams were interested in you? Jennings: “Actually I didn’t get any offers from any other team but New York. A lot was because of my Achilles, nobody knew how healthy I was and things like that. I definitely put in the time this summer, lost a lot of weight. I made sure I was ready. When Phil (Jackson) called, I was like ‘Yo, I’m coming.’ It was a no-brainer . . . Shoot, I would have come here for a million. It didn’t matter. I just wanted to be in an NBA uniform and be somewhere where I had a chance to win, and New York City — why not?”
When he heard of the Jennings signing in early July, Carmelo Anthony said he felt it was one of free agency’s best moves. The Knicks signed Jennings for one year at $5 million — a sweet deal considering the month’s exploding salaries. “Him being on the market at that point, I felt we got a steal,’’ Anthony said. “A guy who was a starting point guard before. A guy who knew how to run a team and play at a fast pace. For us to get him as a backup, I thought we got a steal with that.’’
“He’s going to be a crowd favorite,’’ Hornacek said. “He’s going to do some crazy stuff sometimes to get the crowd going. You just to have let him be Brandon for a bit. If it gets too carried away, we’ll rein him in. But he’s very good at that. When you tell Brandon to settle it down, he’ll do that.” Jennings is a reputed basketball savant — an expert in NBA trivia. That whole package of loving the game impressed Hornacek during free agency. As dynamic as he has been in Rose’s absence, Jennings’ shooting touch is still off (28.6 percent), but he looks like a guy who will help a team win even when the ball is not going down.