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Brandon Jennings | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 169
College: Oak Hill Academy
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Brandon Jennings (Achilles surgery) played full-contact 1-on-1 against Spencer Dinwiddie on Friday.
Jennings is targeting a return in late December and it sounds like he's on pace, having recently gone through some full-court 4-on-4 work. The fact that he went full-contact vs. Dinwiddie is another encouraging step in his long rehabilitation, but right now he's only worth stashing in deeper leagues -- he's likely to be on a minute-limit upon his return, and Reggie Jackson is locked in as the Pistons' starting PG. Nov 20 - 6:31 PM

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Brandon Jennings participated in some full court, 4-on-4 work for 10 minutes during Wednesday's practice, and head coach Stan Van Gundy said that he remains on track to return around December 25.

This is the first time that Jennings has got through any full court work, and he's slowly but surely making steady progress in his recovery from a ruptured Achilles. He'll come off the bench in Detroit this season, and will likely have a hard cap on his minutes for at least the first month of his return, so it's still a bit too early to stash him in standard formats.
Nov 18 - 2:21 PM

While on the Detroit broadcast, Brandon Jennings said he's played 1-on-1 with assistant coach Quentin Richardson before every game this season.

Jennings also said he was up to 210 pounds due to building strength from the rehab, but he's now back down to 190 pounds. He said he's been starting to get his agility back and maintained that he's targeting Christmas. Once he's back, Jennings probably will need another month or so with minutes restrictions. He's only worth a stash in very deep leagues.
Nov 17 - 8:20 PM

Brandon Jennings (left Achilles) went through some 4-on-4 work during Thursday's practice.

Jennings is slowly but surely making progress, and he's on track to make his return right around Christmas. He'll likely be eased back into things, and he's said that he's fine coming off the bench behind Reggie Jackson, so his eventual return will primarily affect Steve Blake and Spencer Dinwiddie.
Nov 12 - 5:16 PM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is expected to graduate to full-contact drills this week.

"It's going to take time; it's all a progression," Stan Van Gundy said. "We're still a ways off — we're not going to see him (playing) this month."All signs continue to point in the right direction for Jennings to make a December return, but it's not clear what limitations he'll be facing or what role he'll enjoy upon returning. Reggie Jackson owners have nothing to worry about.
Nov 9 - 10:57 AM

Stan Van Gundy confirmed on Sunday that Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is targeting a return in mid-to late-December.

"It's going to take some time here," Van Gundy said. "We're not going to see him this month." Jennings aims to play around Christmas and he's likely to have medical restrictions once he gets back on the court, so he's only worth stashing if you have an IR spot.
Nov 8 - 8:03 PM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) did everything in practice on Sunday except for 5-on-5.

Jennings is said to be targeting a return around Christmas, but his role will be unclear when he returns with Reggie Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope soaking up so many minutes in the backcourt. Owners in standard leagues can continue to ignore him for now.
Nov 1 - 1:13 PM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) was able to participate in some first-team defensive drills in practice on Tuesday.

Jennings has also been doing "most" of the offensive drills in practice, but it's important to note that he still isn't cleared for contact. Jennings could return around Christmas, but the Pistons will likely ease him back into action when he does. With Reggie Jackson holding the keys to Detroit's offense, Jennings isn't worth the risk in standard leagues.
Oct 20 - 2:13 PM

Brandon Jennings is doing most of the offensive drills with the Pistons and he could return to action around Christmas.

Jennings still hasn't been cleared for contact, so he still has a long way to go. Achilles injuries are no joke, so it will be interesting to see if Jennings can find his form quickly when he does return. Reggie Jackson seems to be the point guard of the future in Detroit, so Jennings is nothing more than a late-round flier in deeper leagues.
Oct 17 - 1:45 PM

Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said Brandon Jennings (Achilles) may start participating in drills next week.

Jennings has been cleared to progress towards basketball-related activities, and participating in live drills will go a long ways towards his return. We're still at two months away from Jennings' targeted late-November timetable, however, so fantasy owners can feel free to leave him undrafted in standard leagues.
Oct 6 - 11:53 AM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) has been cleared "to continue a steady progression of basketball-related rehab activities geared towards a return to the basketball court."

In other words, Jennings is making progress. The point guard isn't expected to be back until he's 100 percent healthy, and Stan Van Gundy previously suggested that Jennings could be cleared before full contact work by mid-November. Regardless of Jennings' progress, Reggie Jackson is locked into his role in Detroit as the franchise point guard. Jennings has repeatedly said that he will not rush a return.
Sep 28 - 12:35 PM

Stan Van Gundy said that Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is still favoring his left leg when shooting, and he won't put him back on the basketball court until he's 100 percent healthy.

"Right now, you can tell when he’s shooting – and he’s months away – that he’s favoring the one leg when he lands," said Van Gundy of Jennings. "You send a guy out there still doing that, you’re going to get into the next injury and we’ve seen that with so many guys. It’s not just getting him to where he feels like he can play, it’s getting him to where his strength is pretty even and he’s not favoring the leg, he’s not compensating." Van Gundy said that Jennings likely won't begin any actual basketball activities until mid-November, so he'll likely have a very slow start to the 2015-16 season.
Sep 26 - 1:23 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy said Brandon Jennings (Achilles) can return to full-contact work by mid-November and suggested he could be six weeks away from returning.

Jennings is doing some light shooting, working out in a pool, and running on an anti-gravity treadmill. He's likely going to have a minutes restriction for much of the year, which means he won't have much fantasy value. Reggie Jackson's value is fine.
Sep 25 - 6:12 PM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) has been cleared for basketball activities by doctors, according to Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago.

Goodwill is reporting that Jennings is targeting a late-November/early-December return, so this is a bit of a change from recent reports saying Jennings wasn't close to being cleared. We'll keep this situation updated as more news becomes available, but fantasy owners should steer clear of Jennings as he's stuck behind Reggie Jackson even when he returns.
Sep 22 - 12:22 PM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is "not close" to being cleared, a source told David Aldridge of

Considering Jennings' target date to return is believed to be around Christmas, that makes a lot of sense. Currently shooting and running on a treadmill at just 60 percent of his body weight, Jennings has multiple hurdles to clear before his return to action becomes a plausible scenario for Reggie Jackson's fantasy owners to consider.
Sep 21 - 1:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Steve Blake
3Brandon Jennings
4Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony