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Brandon Jennings | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 169
College: Oak Hill Academy
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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

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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

Brandon Jennings has been fined $5,000 for flopping in Monday's game vs. the Bucks, his second violation of the season.

The video is attached and there's no way Jennings could contest the charge, as he's clearly angling for a foul, drops to the floor after slight contact which he caused, and then reaches toward his mouth as though he'd been hit in the face. It's good comedy relief, if nothing else. Jennings joins five other players to have been caught flopping twice this season -- Corey Brewer, Mario Chalmers, James Harden, Lance Stephenson and P.J. Tucker.
Apr 1 - 4:34 PM

Brandon Jennings scored 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting (including five threes) with three rebounds, 13 assists and one steal in the Pistons' 116-111 win over the Bucks on Monday.

Jennings got ejected in Saturday's embarrassing loss to the Sixers so naturally he came out fired up to play tonight. He's going to be a game-to-game risk to either go big or disappear.
Apr 1 - 12:02 AM

Brandon Jennings received two technical fouls in the first quarter against the Sixers on Saturday and was ejected.

He didn't seem too upset about being ejected and will finish with two points, three boards, two assists, one steal and no turnovers on 1-of-5 shooting. Will Bynum will take over and might give the Pistons a better chance to win tonight. Jennings is not in jeopardy of being suspended for his infractions.
Mar 29 - 8:05 PM

Brandon Jennings hit just 2-of-8 shots for eight points, seven assists and one steal in the Pistons' 110-78 loss to the Heat.

Not much to say here except for that the Pistons have mailed their season in. Josh Smith hit 4-of-14 shots for nine points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and a normal 1-of-5 mark from deep, Andre Drummond went for nine and 14 with a steal, Greg Monroe went for 12 and eight with two blocks, and Kyle Singler scored 11 points without hitting any threes. Outside of Drummond, no starter played more than 29 minutes.
Mar 28 - 10:25 PM

Brandon Jennings hit 6-of-14 shots and five 3-pointers for 17 points, five rebounds, 13 assists and two steals in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Cavaliers.

Jennings did well from a fantasy perspective, but crumbled down the stretch on both ends of the floor as the Cavs scored the game's final 10 points for the unlikely win. The Pistons were up 82-66 to start the fourth quarter, but it wasn't a big enough lead for Jennings and company. Jennings is always capable of blowing up for a big line, but he's let his owners down more times in the second half of the season than he's posted the kind of line he did tonight.
Mar 26 - 11:55 PM

Brandon Jennings, who played just 14 minutes on Friday, had 19 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes of Saturday's loss.

Of course, he hit just 5-of-16 shots, but at least came through with some production after Friday's disaster. He's been really struggling for more than a month and owners will have to look hard at his shooting percentage before using him for four games next week.
Mar 23 - 1:10 AM

Brandon Jennings played just 14 minutes in Friday's loss due to foul trouble and general ineffectiveness.

Jennings missed both of his field goals and did not score while managing just one rebound and two assists. He hasn't been happy about Mo Cheeks' firing and is a risk to disappear on any given night, but owners should try to hang in there and see where this goes.
Mar 22 - 2:31 AM

Brandon Jennings hit just 1-of-10 shots on Tuesday but bounced back with 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting, four threes, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in Wednesday's loss.

We use the term 'bounced back' lightly considering he had just two dimes and the Pistons lost yet another game. The fluctuations in shooting output shouldn't surprise anybody playing on a team with systemic failures throughout the building.
Mar 12 - 11:22 PM

Brandon Jennings hit just 1-of-10 shots for five points, two rebounds, six assists and a steal in Tuesday's win.

Jennings looks like he's hit a rookie wall, except for the fact that he's not a rookie. He's now averaging just 10.8 points, 7.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.0 3-pointers over his last five games, shooting just 38 percent from the floor. He could bust out of his slump at any time, so maybe he'll get things turned around on Wednesday against Kyle Lowry and the Raptors.
Mar 11 - 10:48 PM

Brandon Jennings shot 4-of-7 from the field for nine points against the Bulls on Wednesday with two boards, nine assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

It's the first time he's shot at least 50 percent from the field since Feb. 8. Jennings hit a laughable 32.8 percent of his shots since that point, but at least his shot totals are coming down. There's almost no chance he'll be able to shoot over 40 percent from the field this season and stands at just 37.6 percent right now.
Mar 6 - 1:06 AM

Brandon Jennings' toe issue did not look like a problem on Saturday vs. the Rockets, shooting 4-of-13 from the field for 11 points with eight assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

Considering he went up against Pat Beverley, the shooting line really isn't that bad. That said, the NBA world probably can't lower their standards on shooting percentage any further on Jennings, who is tied for the worst field goal percentage in that NBA at 37.4. He also ranks 21st in field goal attempts and is the absolute worst player for field goal percentage in fantasy basketball.
Mar 1 - 11:12 PM

Depth Charts

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