HoopsHype Brandon Jennings rumors

October 24, 2013 Updates

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

The moment comes at the :57 mark when Taylor makes a play and does a lot of talking, then as guys are trying to keep them apart Taylor slaps Jennings. That rightfully got him ejected. Jennings is working out in Los Angeles before heading back to be the Pistons’ point guard on what is going to be an interesting team with Josh Smith, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe along the front line. Jennings knocks down a jumper in this video and the Pistons are going to need that kind of floor spacing. NBCSports.com

August 7, 2013 Updates

When he was introduced Tuesday in a news conference at The Palace, the thought of playing with a front line of Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith prompted Jennings to say "I guess you could say we're going to be Lob City here in Detroit this year." Drummond's reaction? "It was like that last year when we were barely did it," Drummond said. "Imagine what it's going to be like this year when we have more athletes on our team. It's going to be fun for us. Bringing him in was a great pick by Joe (Dumars). Like he said, Brandon has five years under his belt right how. He's knows what he's doing. He knows when to lead. He knows how to play and how to get his team to play. He's ready to change his game to become a better point guard. He won't take as many shots as he had to in Milwaukee. Booth Newspapers

The Jennings who came out of Oak Hill (Va.) Academy was hailed as a transcendent playmaker with great vision, but when he got to the Bucks he evolved into a shoot-first player, partly out of necessity given the makeup of the roster. “This will be my first year playing with a frontcourt like this – Drummond, Greg Monroe and also Josh Smith,” he said. “We have two (of the) top big men in the league, especially two young guys that have a lot of potential. They’re going to make my job a lot easier and, of course, I’m going to make their job a lot easier. I guess you could say we could bring ‘Lob City’ to Detroit this year.” NBA.com

Jennings was asked about his long wait as a restricted free agent before finally being traded to Detroit by the Bucks last week. The Bucks tried to sign guard Jeff Teague, but Atlanta matched the four-year, $32 million offer, leading to the deal that brought Knight to Milwaukee in exchange for Jennings. "It wasn't that frustrating at all, because I knew I had a good agent in my corner," Jennings said of agent Jeff Schwartz. "The main thing is sometimes you have to be patient and wait. "That's what I was doing the whole summer was being patient and waiting. I just kept my mind on working out and just trying to get better. I just didn't think about it too much." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

August 6, 2013 Updates

As he sat down for his new conference to introduce Brandon Jennings, Joe Dumars muttered, “Oh my god.” I don’t know what Dumars was referring to at that moment, but I cant think of a better way to describe the experiment he’s conducting with the Pistons. Jennings at point guard with Josh Smith, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond in a supersized front court. Oh my god. “We could bring the Lob City to Detroit this year,” Jennings said. NBCSports.com

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