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Marc Stein: Word is multiple teams are interested in Brandon Jennings' free agency .... with the Wizards, (via @chrisbhaynes) at the front of the line.
Jennings mysteriously sat out the game before the All-Star break/trade deadline with a sore Achilles and claimed it had nothing to do with the potential for a deal. The Knicks had received trade offers for Jennings. He also deactivated his Twitter account for several days in a possible indication the New York market got to him. “Just needed a break from it,’’ Jennings said. “As a Knick player you get all sorts of weird tweets. You play for the Knicks. You’re going to get a lot of tweets. A lot. I just wanted to get off social media for a minute, that’s all. I was able to clear my head.”
Ian Begley: NYK looked into trading Jennings after he expressed a desire to move on, per a source. Worth noting: his cap hold this summer was $6 million
The Knicks’ front office and coaching staff hadn’t been enamored with Jennings’ mindset amidst the team’s struggles this season, league sources said, and ownership agreed to pay him the balance of the $5 million owed him on his contract this season.
Marc J. Spears: Brandon Jennings told NYK recently he wanted to play for a playoff team, source said. NYK released the vet PG, plan to sign another. Woj 1st
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.
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.”
Ian Begley: Update: the Knicks have rescinded the $2.7 million qualifying offer to Langston Galloway, per league sources. This was likely done to fit Brandon Jennings' deal into cap space. This doesn't preclude the Knicks from re-signing Galloway but makes it a bit more difficult. The club has not renounced free agent Lance Thomas, so it can use Early Bird rights to sign him to a deal worth a max of approximately $6.2 million.
Ian Begley: The Knicks have their backup point guard in Brandon Jennings. Jennings' deal is one year and approximately $5 million, league sources confirm to ESPN. CSN Chicago first reported the terms. The Knicks will likely have to renounce their rights to free agents Derrick Williams, Lou Amundson, Sasha Vujacic and Kevin Seraphin to fit Jennings' deal into cap space. The club should still be able to sign restricted free agent Langston Galloway and free agent Lance Thomas by going over the cap to do so via the Early Bird exception.
Ian Begley: The Knicks have their backup point guard in Brandon Jennings. Jennings' deal is one year and approximately $5 million, league sources confirm to ESPN. CSN Chicago first reported the terms. The Knicks will likely have to renounce their rights to free agents Derrick Williams, Lou Amundson, Sasha Vujacic and Kevin Seraphin to fit Jennings' deal into cap space. The club should still be able to sign restricted free agent Langston Galloway and free agent Lance Thomas by going over the cap to do so via the Early Bird exception.
Brandon Jennings: Can't wait to play in the Mecca!! Excited to be joining such a historic franchise @NYKNICKS!!!
Chris Broussard: Free agent point guard Brandon Jennings will work out for the Brooklyn Nets Friday morning at UCLA, according to a league source.
The Nets also have legitimate interest in Orlando’s Brandon Jennings. – who should be available with the Magic all-in on their youth movement and Elfrid Payton – but have not yet secured a meeting with the 26-year-old.
Steve Kyler: Brandon Jennings would like to stay - have not talked to Ersan about it - always comes down to money. twitter.com/MicahSharon201…
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."
Brooklyn is one of the teams with the biggest need at point guard after losing Jarrett Jack for the season to a knee injury. The Nets are willing to give Jennings a long-term contract as they begin the process of rebuilding following the reign of error directed by Billy King.
And if it's his last season in Detroit, he hopes to be a main cog in a playoff push. "My main thing when I come back is to help this team get to the playoffs, because that's our main goal," Jennings said. "Everybody feels that's the goal and what everybody feels around the city. "If I don't come back the way I was last year, I'm going to be very upset with myself. I'm putting a lot of pressure on myself first right now. I'm not thinking about re-signing here, not re-signing here. I'm just thinking about getting back on the court and taking care of business."
Still, Jennings mentioned the escalating salaries at media day. Not that it was jealousy. It was more a reminder of what the injury could cost him. The talk with Gores was welcome. "Yeah, especially during the time of when I was injured, and to hear what he had to say to me definitely opened up my eyes and just really helped me through a lot of stuff I was going through," Jennings said. "Like a father-son type talk. It was some good things that were said, and he definitely gave me a different perspective on things I need to work on and what I need to come back and do."
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