HoopsHype Brandon Jennings rumors

November 14, 2013 Updates

Shortly after the Knicks' win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, J.R. Smith responded with a tweet appearing to threaten to send his "street homies" to Detroit, presumably to confront Jennings. Smith also wrote that he had "no respect" for Jennings. ESPN.com

Brandon Jennings called out Chris Smith on Twitter Wednesday while complimenting friends who play ball overseas, “Wait, wait, wait JR smith brother is in the NBA but @PoohJeter & BBROWNLAU isn’t. Call me hater but not Rollin!!!” He later deleted the Tweet, thankfully Holly MacKenzie from Sportsnet retweeted it before the fact. beyondthebuzzer.com

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Brandon Jennings, who is out after oral surgery for a hairline fracture of the jaw and impacted wisdom tooth, went through some light shooting drills Wednesday. He wore a protective mask. He cited his jaw being wired shut in declining an interview request. The projected starting point guard is expected to miss at least four regular-season games. "He's been a part of everything, with the exception of running," Cheeks said. "So when we've watched film and been on the practice floor, he has been a part of it. So yeah, whenever he gets his situation taken care of, we'll put him in there, see what he's got." Booth Newspapers

He hasn’t returned to full practices yet, but his light work and good spirits appear to be good signs that he will be able to return quickly when he is re-evaluated in two weeks. Jennings might play by Nov. 5 against Indiana. “He’s been a part of everything with the exception of running,” coach Maurice Cheeks said Wednesday. “He’s able to watch film, being on the practice floor, he has been a part of it. Whenever he gets his situation taken care of, we will put him in there and see what he’s got.” Jennings wore a protective mask Wednesday while taking shots, but it’s still to be determined if he will wear it when he returns. Detroit Free Press

October 16, 2013 Updates

Former Bucks guard Brandon Jennings will miss at least three weeks with a wisdom tooth fracture, meaning he will be out for the rest of the preseason and the beginning of the regular season. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

October 15, 2013 Updates

Brandon Jennings must be immobilized for three weeks as part of treatment for the Detroit Pistons point guard's impacted wisdom tooth and hairline jaw fracture, the team announced today. A three-week immobilization before Jennings is reevaluated means he will miss at least four regular-season games. That leaves the Pistons particularly shorthanded in the backcourt, with Rodney Stuckey already sidelined with a broken right thumb which he said today could keep him out three to four weeks. Booth Newspapers

October 3, 2013 Updates

New Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings today defended his shot selection while playing for the Milwaukee Bucks. Former teammate Larry Sanders may feel that Jennings should have passed more, but Jennings thinks the only way the Bucks had a chance was for him and backcourt mate Monta Ellis to take the majority of shots. "I had to, I had to, though,” he said. “I mean, I had to take the shots. That’s just what it is. Me and Monta had to take those shots. Regardless for us to even get into the eighth spot in the playoffs, we had to take those shots. That’s just what it is." Detroit Free Press

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During the league's first semifinal between the Kings of LA and Hank's A-1 All-Stars, former Los Angeles Clippers point guard Mike Taylor drove on new Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings for a lay-in. After the play, Taylor and Jennings got in each other's faces, after which Taylor slapped Jennings in the face. Jennings didn't pursue the matter, thankfully, but Taylor was ejected for his actions. This is not the first time that an NBA player has been involved in a pro-am league tiff. During August of the aforementioned 2011 lockout, Michael Beasley and Matt Barnes were both involved in altercations. The difference then was that both players were the perpetrators, with Barnes even earning a suspension. By comparison, Jennings overstepped no bounds. Yahoo! Sports

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