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Brandon Jennings | Guard | #55

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 169
College: Oak Hill Academy
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (10) / MLW
Contract: view contract details
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Brandon Jennings was a healthy DNP-CD on Sunday.
Two words: Scott Skiles. Tonight it was Elfrid Payton (eight points, four assists) logging 26 minutes as a starter, with C.J. Watson (eight points, two assists) playing 22 minutes off the bench. Jennings should remain untouched in fantasy leagues. Apr 10 - 8:31 PM

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Brandon Jennings is eager to use the offseason to work on his game.

"It's definitely going to be a big summer for me," Jennings said. "I definitely would've wished things would've went a little differently, but they didn't with the trade. So I guess I just have to take it for what it is this summer. Actually, the positive side of it is I get a whole summer. I get a whole three, four months just to get ready and play basketball all summer, work on my game, work on my body." Jennings will be a free agent this summer and the demand for point guards is high, so it's possible he could land a starting job which would put him back on the fantasy radar. Jennings is averaging 7.0 points, 4.0 assists, 1.1 3-pointers and 0.7 steals with the Magic this season.
Apr 8 - 10:48 AM

Brandon Jennings will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Heat.

Elfrid Payton will move into the starting lineup tonight and he will likely stay there for the rest of the season. Jennings can walk as a free agent this summer and the Magic won't make the postseason, so they don't have a lot of incentive to give Jennings minutes. He can dropped in most leagues.
Mar 25 - 11:54 AM

Brandon Jennings played only 11 minutes vs. Detroit on Wednesday, contributing six points, one rebound and one steal in Orlando's road loss.

Nobody is safe in Scott Skiles' rotations, and Jennings' role is especially precarious now that Elfrid Payton is healthy. If you needed more incentive to cut Jennings in a standard-depth league, this is it.
Mar 23 - 11:19 PM

Brandon Jennings will start again on Wednesday against the Pistons.

It'll be the same starting lineup with Victor Oladipo, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon and Dewayne Dedmon. Oladipo has been spectacular in this new lineup while none of the other starters have seen noteworthy changes when they get minutes. Jennings is a risky play and Elfrid Payton figures to get more playing time.
Mar 23 - 6:15 PM

Brandon Jennings played 17 minutes in a start against the Celtics on Monday with two points, one rebound, three assists and one block.

He hasn't been playing well and his time might be up in the starting lineup. Jennings won't have much value while Elfrid Payton is healthy and having coach Scott Skiles call the shots doesn't help him either. He's a drop candidate.
Mar 21 - 11:04 PM

Brandon Jennings posted nine points, four rebounds and seven assists vs. Toronto on Sunday, making 4-of-7 field goals with one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

Jennings started despite the return of Elfrid Payton (elbow), though it's anyone's guess how long that arrangement will last. He missed all three of his free throws tonight and committed two turnovers in 31 minutes, without any defensive stats, and continues to be a mediocre option even while Payton is limited. Deploy him with due caution in weekly leagues.
Mar 20 - 7:59 PM

Brandon Jennings made 1-of-8 from the field for two points with one rebound, seven assists, one steal and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

He's prone to duds as much as just about anyone. C.J. Watson (lip) even missed some time here, so Jennings had a huge chance. He's going to be a risky player to own even though Elfrid Payton (elbow) is still ailing.
Mar 18 - 10:23 PM

Brandon Jennings earned another start on Wednesday and contributed 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers as the Magic fell to the Hornets.

Elfrid Payton (sprained right elbow) is still out of commission, allowing Jennings to spread his wings with the starting unit. In his past two outings he's averaging 14.0 points, 2.0 triples, 5.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 0.5 steals. Poor shooting is always a concern, but Jennings is worth deploying as long as Payton is on the sidelines.
Mar 16 - 10:19 PM

Brandon Jennings will get another start on Wednesday against the Hornets.

He is going to start regardless of Elfrid Payton (elbow) playing. Obviously if Payton is out again, Jennings might be able to build off his 12-point, 11-dime game from Tuesday. If Payton does go, Jennings will be a risky guy to use because we've all seen the Skiles point guard carousel.
Mar 16 - 5:40 PM

Brandon Jennings started and had 12 points, 11 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 3-of-7 shooting in place of Elfrid Payton, who was out Tuesday with an elbow injury.

Jennings has been pretty hit or miss lately, scoring 20 points a week ago Monday, then getting four minutes, 14 minutes and zero minutes in his next three games. He was out on Saturday with a sore Achilles but looked good tonight. He was a fairly safe play in this one given his starting designation, but what Scott Skiles will do with him next is anyone's guess. Tread carefully.
Mar 15 - 9:57 PM

Brandon Jennings will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

The Magic will roll out a starting five of Jennings, Victor Oladipo, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon and Dewayne Dedmon for Tuesday's game, sending C.J. Watson (illness) to the bench. Jennings will get a very favorable matchup against the Nuggets tonight, and with Elfrid Payton (elbow) on the sidelines and Watson not 100 percent, he should be able to see his minutes in the 30s.

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) returned to practice on Monday.

Jennings previously said he expected to play on Tuesday vs. Denver, so his participation in Monday's practice falls in line with that stance. With Elfrid Payton's (elbow) status looking iffy at best, Jennings should be in line for at least 15-20 minutes on Tuesday.
Mar 14 - 1:17 PM

Brandon Jennings (heel) expects to play on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

"The Achilles is fine," Jennings said "[The injury] was just over time. So it’s nothing serious. It’s just soreness and I should be good [by Tuesday’s game]. It was [hurting] more after we got off the plane with the altitude and stuff." Jennings also said that the pain is coming more from the bottom of his foot as opposed to the initial report that his Achilles was bothering him, so that's good news. To be clear, Jennings is only on the radar in deeper leagues for now.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 13 - 9:53 AM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) will not play on Saturday vs. the Blazers.

The Magic are calling his injury a sore Achilles, so it's probably not too serious. Elfrid Payton (elbow) is a game-time call, so C.J. Watson could be looking at a lot of minutes vs. the Blazers. On a side note, Jennings said that the soreness was towards the bottom of his foot and made it clear that his Achilles is still fine. He belongs on the wire in most leagues.
Mar 12 - 9:04 PM