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Brandon Jennings | Guard | #7

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 169
College: Oak Hill Academy
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (10) / MLW
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Brandon Jennings scored four points with three assists, one steal and one turnover in 16 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.
This was a good matchup to go with Jennings next to Reggie Jackson, but that didn't happen. Jennings looks like a cut candidate for those who added him after the Kentavious Caldwell-Pope injury. If you want to stash him until the deadline for deeper leagues, that's not a bad idea. Feb 6 - 9:55 PM

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Brandon Jennings played 16 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday with 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

He did not get any shooting guard minutes tonight after getting 5.1 in the second half on Wednesday -- that had a lot to do with the smaller matchup against the Celtics. Jennings is more likely to get some SG minutes against the Pacers in the next one. He's not anywhere near the pickup Stanley Johnson is, but he's worth a very long look if you need a point guard. A trade would help him, too.
Feb 4 - 10:21 PM

Stan Van Gundy said that there's no truth to the Brandon Jennings-to-Brooklyn trade rumors.

Van Gundy said that the media was "making [stuff] up," when asked for his thoughts on the recent rumors, and it's worth noting that Sheridan Hoops isn't always the most reliable source for these kinds of things. It doesn't sound like there's currently anything brewing between the Nets and Pistons, which is unfortunate for Jennings, because he could really benefit from a move outside of Detroit.
Feb 4 - 5:46 PM

The Pistons and Nets have reportedly been discussing a potential trade that would send Brandon Jennings to Brooklyn in exchange for Thaddeus Young.

Several teams around the league have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Jennings, but Brooklyn has the most obvious need for a starting point guard after Jarret Jack suffered a season-ending knee injury. According to sources of Sheridan Hoops, the Nets may need to include an additional asset to get things done, which could be Shane Larkin or Jack. A move to Brooklyn could only be good for Jennings' fantasy value, while Young would really hurt the value of Ersan Ilyasova and Stanley Johnson in Detroit.

Brandon Jennings played 20 minutes and hit 2-of-8 shots for five points, two rebounds and three assists on Wednesday.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope left early with a groin injury, and it sounds like KCP will miss time. While guys like Stanley Johnson, Marcus Morris and Ersan Ilyasova will all see a boost in minutes, Jennings could as well. He's not a must-add player, but he should definitely be on your radar going forward, especially if KCP is going to miss a lot of time.
Feb 3 - 10:50 PM

Brandon Jennings scored just three points in a 105-100 win over the Nets on Monday, adding one rebound, five assists and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes.

The Pistons did not go with a lineup combo of Jennings and Reggie Jackson. Jennings has played very well for the most part, but the inconsistency will hurt his value too much to add him in standard leagues unless you really need a point guard.
Feb 1 - 11:04 PM

Brandon Jennings scored 22 points against the Raptors during a 111-107 loss on Saturday, adding four rebounds, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

He closed this game out and the Pistons finally used a lineup of Jennings and Reggie Jackson. Coach Stan Van Gundy has wanted to use this combo for a while and he opted to go for it with the Raptors going smaller, too. Jennings still isn't a strong pickup after this game because he might not get more minutes next to Jackson going forward.
Jan 30 - 10:17 PM

Brandon Jennings grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds in Saturday's loss to the Nuggets, but he scored just five points with four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes.

The rebounds were likely a fluke because Andre Drummond played just 18 minutes in this one, and it should be noted that Jennings didn't play down the stretch in what was a very close game. Unless he is traded out of Detroit, Jennings will be too hard to rely on in standard leagues.
Jan 24 - 1:04 AM

Brandon Jennings said that the Pistons need a leader in the locker room.

"We need a leader in this locker room — that’s the first thing. We don’t have a leader," Jennings said. "That’s just being 100 [percent honest] — there’s no leader in this locker room. That would help. We do a lot of talking but there’s not a lot of doing." Regardless, Jennings finally broke out on Thursday with 20 points, one rebound, five assists, three 3-pointers and one turnover in 20 minutes, but he's still more of a stash in the hope that he is traded.
Jan 22 - 9:30 AM

Brandon Jennings had a solid game against the Pelicans on Thursday with 20 points, one rebound, five assists, three 3-pointers and one turnover in 20 minutes.

While Reggie Jackson is struggling, Jennings is playing well. In January, Jennings' net rating was 12.6 points higher than Jackson's before tonight while playing better with the other starters -- Jennings is in all of the top-three lineup combos this month (minimum of 10 minutes). Jennings certainly is nowhere near unseating Jackson and he's still only a stash right now. He's basically in the same boat as Dennis Schroder.
Jan 21 - 10:31 PM

Brandon Jennings (ankle) played just 16 minutes in Monday's loss to the Bulls, scoring two points with three boards, two assists and one turnover.

He shot just 1-of-6 from the field, but at least he appeared to be healthy. Jennings isn't going to challenge Reggie Jackson for the starting role, so you should only be stashing him in deeper leagues in case he is traded to an ideal situation. He shouldn't be in most fantasy lineups right now.
Jan 18 - 6:37 PM

Brandon Jennings (ankle) is available for Monday's game vs. the Bulls.

Jennings jammed his left ankle on Saturday, but an MRI revealed no structural damage and he's ready to roll on Monday. He'll return to his usual role as Reggie Jackson's backup.
Jan 18 - 2:03 PM

An MRI revealed no structural damage to Brandon Jennings' left ankle, but he sat out Sunday's practice and will likely be a game-time call for Monday's game vs. the Bulls.

"It wasn't the Achilles, he jammed the ankle," Stan Van Gundy said. "I'd say 50-50, 70-30, somewhere in there. We're at least 50-50 for tomorrow. We feel pretty good he'll be available [Monday vs. Chicago]." Owners should check back for another update following Monday morning's shoootaround, but it sounds like there’s a decent chance he’ll be out there.
Source: M Live
Jan 17 - 2:21 PM

Brandon Jennings is dealing with a jammed left ankle and will not return to Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

There is no word on the severity of the issue, but the Pistons should release more details after the game. If Jennings misses time, Steve Blake would have to step up as the backup point guard. Jennings finished with two points, one assist, one board and one steal in eight minutes.
Jan 16 - 9:28 PM

Brandon Jennings played down the stretch against the Grizzlies on Thursday, finishing with 10 points, one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

He played the final 16 minutes at point guard and has yet to play next to Reggie Jackson this season. Jackson has been in slumps before and he's been benched for guys like Spencer Dinwiddie at times. Still, it is Jackson's job, so Jennings is really only a deep-league stash on the offense chance he's traded.
Jan 14 - 10:52 PM

Depth Charts

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