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Brandon Jennings | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 169
College: Oak Hill Academy
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Brandon Jennings (sore achilles) will miss Thursday's preseason finale against the 76ers.
With the start of the regular season a week away, this sound like a precautionary move to keep Jennings from injuring himself further. While Jennings has plenty of talent and will produce some stellar games, potential fantasy owners need to be aware of the poor field goal percentage baggage that comes with spending a later middle round pick on Jennings. Oct 23 - 11:36 AM

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Brandon Jennings had his best game of the preseason on Saturday, handing out 11 assists to go with 16 points, four rebounds, two steals and four 3-pointers.

He did shoot 5-of-13 from the field, which is his best shooting line so far this month. Jennings came into tonight shooting just 8-of-32 (25.0 percent) from the field, so his transition into coach Stan Van Gundy's offense hasn't been a smooth one. Sure, he could turn it around and this game was nice, but Jennings' bandwagon has a lot of room on it.
Oct 18 - 10:54 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy said Brandon Jennings has issues with defense and his shooting percentage.

"It's a function of one or two shots a game where he doesn't get on balance and sort of throws up a careless one," Van Gundy said. The "Jennings" long-range, two-point fadeaway jumper has been his signature shot, which is not a good thing. He was shooting the ball better at camp in practice, but is down to only 29.0 percent in the preseason. Not good.
Oct 13 - 10:42 AM

Brandon Jennings made 3-of-9 from the field for nine points on Thursday against the Bucks with no rebounds, four assists, two steals, one turnover and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

He made 3-of-12 from the field and is now at just 28.6 percent from the field so far under coach Stan Van Gundy. D.J. Augustin hasn't been great either and only made 2-of-5 shots, but he had seven dimes in his 22 minutes on Thursday. Still, Jennings is the favorite to win the job.
Oct 9 - 10:18 PM

Brandon Jennings played 29 minutes, hit a half-court shot and finished with 10 points, 10 assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer on 3-of-12 shooting Tuesday.

The shooting is a buzzkill and there will be more where that came from for Jennings' owners this season. The assists were nice to see and if he ever improves his shot selection, he could be a very solid fantasy point guard. But that's a big 'if.' He's been dealing with a knee injury and took some time off in the second half to maintain it.
Oct 8 - 12:51 AM

Brandon Jennings (sore knee) will start for the Pistons on Tuesday.

Will Bynum is still out with a sore hamstring, which means Jennings and D.J. Augustin should see significant minutes in the Pistons' tune-up game vs. the Bulls. Fantasy owners can take Jennings' minor knee injury off their radar.
Oct 7 - 12:40 PM

Brandon Jennings is dealing with knee soreness and is questionable to play on Tuesday night.

His only noteworthy knee injury was back in 2009, so there's no need to be alarmed just yet. Jennings has been attacking the rim more at camp and maybe the style of play caused the soreness. The team may give him an MRI, so stay tuned. If he needs to miss time, D.J. Augustin would get the start.
Oct 6 - 1:35 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy has been impressed with Brandon Jennings attacking the rim so far in camp.

"What we saw today is Brandon really attacked," Van Gundy said. "He wasn’t going laterally. He wasn’t settling for shooting a lot of jump shots. He was in the paint, in the paint, in the paint, making plays." Only 36.3 percent of Jennings' shots came from in the paint last season and he made less than 50 percent of his shots at the rim -- a sub-par average. He sounds like he'll be better and maybe SVG can get Jennings turned around. B-Jen is more of a target in the 60-75 range, but a very strong camp could raise his value.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 3 - 12:31 PM

Stan Van Gundy challenged Brandon Jennings to be "more efficient, more consistent," and more reliable on the defensive end.

SVG has been typically blunt in his appraisal of Jennings since taking over as the Pistons head coach. "He’s gotta get over picks and back in front of the ball. He’s gotta keep the ball out of the paint better," said Van Gundy. "[He's] still young at 25, but he’s been in the league long enough that it’s time to play more solid, efficient basketball." Jennings has been the first one to admit his poor play last year, but he faces renewed competition from newcomer D.J. Augustin and a healthy Will Bynum.
Sep 30 - 4:41 PM

Brandon Jennings accepted the criticism he received last season, stating: "I didn't do my job last year."

Jennings averaged 15.5 points, 7.6 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.9 three-pointers last season while shooting an abysmal 37.3 percent from the field. Jennings is a known field goal percentage killer in fantasy circles, and only managed to shoot 41.8 percent during his "best" season in 2012. Jennings is currently pencilled in as the team's starting point guard, but it's not unreasonable to think he could eventually find himself in a timeshare with newly acquired D.J. Augustin if he continues to fire up poor shots, and miss layups. Jennings profiles as a late-mid round target in standard leagues.
Sep 29 - 7:26 PM

General manager Jeff Bower said the Pistons' roles will be up for competition in training camp.

"We have to compete on a daily basis, as a team," Bower said. "We have players that have talents and abilities that will create a very competitive environment." This is obviously GM speak, but Jennings was a disaster last season with the Pistons. The team added D.J. Augustin to bolster their 3-point shooting and Will Bynum also had some success with the first unit. Both would still need to play almost perfectly to usurp the starting job from Jennings.
Sep 22 - 12:55 PM

Brandon Jennings said that the 2013-14 season was his "worst year" in the NBA, but he's been in the gym for the past few weeks and is eager for a fresh start under coach Stan Van Gundy.

"The fractured jaw, losing weight, not being able to play preseason, missing games," Jennings said, listing reasons for his down year. "Then getting into a rhythm, then Mo [Cheeks] was fired and I’m back down again. It was just the worst season ever, a roller coaster." Jennings gave the requisite offseason report that he's bulked up (reportedly adding 25 pounds), and he's prepared to earn his starter's minutes ahead of D.J. Augustin and Will Bynum.
Sep 17 - 2:08 PM

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy questioned Brandon Jennings' "decision-making ability" and shot selection, before mentioning Jennings' 37 percent shooting last season.

"One of the things I like to do with guys in terms of shooting percentage is ask them why," Van Gundy said. "Why 37 percent? I want to hear the answer on that. But I know he's a very, very talented guy." Detroit's new coach/president also mentioned that Jennings is "outstanding in high pick-and-roll situations, something that I love to do a lot."
Source: M Live
May 17 - 11:22 AM

Brandon Jennings scored 17 points in Sunday's 116-107 loss to the Raptors to go with three boards, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers on 6-of-18 from the field.

His field goal attempts were greater than his point total today, which has become old hat for the NBA's worst shooter based on field goal percentage. Jennings does rank a respectable 12th in assist:turnover ratio this season, but he still has a lot of work to do as a floor general and running an offense. The Pistons rank 24th in assists per game despite ranking eighth in the NBA in field goals per game.
Apr 13 - 6:55 PM

Brandon Jennings shot 5-of-17 from the field against the Cavs on Wednesday, scoring a total of 17 points with one board, seven assists, four turnovers and one 3-pointer.

He didn't make his first field goal until the second half and currently ranks dead last among qualifiers for field goal percentage. Jennings has taken the 26th-most shots in the NBA this season, so his ineptitude in scoring the ball with respect to efficiency is unmatched. His offensive game needs a makeover.
Apr 9 - 9:40 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Jennings
2D.J. Augustin
SG1Jodie Meeks
2Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SF1Josh Smith
2Caron Butler
3Kyle Singler
4Cartier Martin
5Luigi Datome
6Josh Bostic
PF1Greg Monroe
2Jonas Jerebko
3Tony Mitchell
C1Andre Drummond
2Aaron Gray
3Hasheem Thabeet
4Joel Anthony