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Brandon Jennings | Guard | #3

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 170
College: Oak Hill Academy
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (10) / MLW
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Brandon Jennings scored seven points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 14 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.
The Knicks did sit Jennings in the final game of the first half of the season to rest an Achilles issue. For tonight, he didn't get any combo guard minutes with Derrick Rose, which explains the low playing time. Jennings won't have much value when Rose is in the lineup. Feb 23 - 11:48 PM

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Brandon Jennings (Achilles) arrived at practice early on Thursday and is fully expected to play against the Cavs.

He did not play in the final game before the break, so it was likely precautionary. If Courtney Lee (illness) can't play, Jennings could get some added minutes next to Derrick Rose.
Feb 23 - 4:29 PM

Brandon Jennings (sore left Achilles) will not play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

This is the same left Achilles that required surgery in 2015, but hopefully the time off following this game will help him get right. With Jennings out tonight, Ron Baker will back up Derrick Rose.
Feb 15 - 8:04 PM

Brandon Jennings came off the bench on Sunday, turning in two points, three rebounds and three assists in 18 minutes.

Jennings started Friday's game alongside Derrick Rose and Courtney Lee, but that short-lived rotation ended tonight, with Willy Hernangomez starting at center and Kristaps Porzingis sliding back to power forward. In 44 games as a reserve this season, Jennings is averaging just 7.0 points (37.8 FGs, 74.7 FTs), 1.0 threes, 2.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 0.8 steals.
Feb 12 - 7:02 PM

Brandon Jennings will come off the Knicks' bench on Sunday.

Willy Hernangomez is starting at center tonight, ending a brief experiment that had Jennings starting alongside Derrick Rose and Courtney Lee. While playing a reserve role this season, Jennings has only been worth owning in deeper leagues.
Feb 12 - 3:12 PM

Brandon Jennings started next to Derrick Rose against the Nuggets on Friday, making 2-of-10 from the field for six points with two rebounds, 13 assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

It was a new starting lineup for the Knicks against the up-tempo, high-powered Nuggets offense. Jennings played just 17 minutes next to Derrick Rose in his return on Wednesday, so obviously starting would be good for his value. It does seem unlikely to stick, so Jennings is more of a deep-league add for now. Even if it does stick, he's still not a great add.
Feb 10 - 9:54 PM

Brandon Jennings will start on Friday night vs. Denver.

Jennings will start alongside Derrick Rose, with Courtney Lee, Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis rounding out the rest of the starting five. Jennings has put up terrific numbers in his previous starts this season (averaging 17.3 points, 6.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds in 38.1 minutes); however, those starts came when Derrick Rose was sidelined. Jennings will see fewer minutes and a lower usage rate on Friday than in those previous starts. Nonetheless, his value increases if he can keep a spot in the starting lineup.
Feb 10 - 7:02 PM

Brandon Jennings disappeared on Wednesday, scoring four points with one assist and one turnover in 17 minutes off the Knicks' bench.

Jennings survived on Monday despite Derrick Rose's return, scoring 16 points with five assists in 28 minutes, but he was marginalized in the rotation with D-Rose hot tonight. As long as Rose is healthy, most standard-league owners should have better free agents available.
Feb 9 - 1:52 AM

Brandon Jennings returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Lakers, scoring 16 points with five assists, three rebounds, one steal and one triple in 28 minutes.

"This was the worst we've looked all season," Jennings said after the game. While the Knicks were torn apart on defense tonight, Jennings gave the Knicks some decent minutes on the offensive end and even logged eight minutes next to Derrick Rose (ankle). He shot 5-of-9 from the field and the workload was encouraging, but he's going to be a low-end asset while Rose is healthy. With that said, the Knicks have three more games on the schedule this week.
Feb 6 - 10:26 PM

Brandon Jennings will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Lakers.

He had a good run as a starter with Derrick Rose (ankle) out for the past four games, but he loses most of his value with Rose back in the lineup tonight. As a reserve this season, Jennings is averaging 6.8 points, 4.6 assists, 2.3 boards and 1.0 triple in 21.9 minutes per game.
Feb 6 - 5:38 PM

Brandon Jennings turned in one of his best games as a Knick during a 111-104 loss to the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 23 points with five rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and six 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

He loves playing at MSG, but Jennings will have a fine coming his way for an obscene gesture during this game. Derrick Rose (ankle) did warm up for this game and is getting closer, so Jennings' fantasy owners may have their ride coming to an end. He is still a solid handcuff because Rose could miss time down the line.
Feb 4 - 11:29 PM

Brandon Jennings started Wednesday's game and notched six points, 10 assists, three rebounds and five steals in 43 minutes vs. the Nets.

Derrick Rose (ankle) was out again tonight, gifting huge minutes to Jennings, and his line would have been much nicer if he'd made more than 1-of-11 field goals. Rose is reportedly planning to practice Friday, in the hopes of returning Saturday, so Jennings' run as a starter may have ended tonight.
Feb 1 - 11:31 PM

Brandon Jennings scored 21 points with five boards, two assists, four steals and two triples on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

Making his second straight start in place of Derrick Rose (ankle), Jennings shot 5-of-16 from the field and 9-of-11 from the line with four turnovers in 38 minutes. He had a 26.2 usage rate, but the offense was stagnant at times because of his tendency to over-dribble. However, that won't irk his fantasy owners too much and he's expected to make another start in a great matchup on Wednesday vs. the Nets -- Brooklyn allows the second most fantasy points to opposing point guards.
Jan 31 - 10:00 PM

Brandon Jennings will start in place of Derrick Rose (ankle) on Tuesday night.

Rose did not play Sunday and is expected to miss Wednesday night's game in addition to Tuesday. Jennings scored scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and dished out 11 assists in 53 minutes in the crazy four-overtime game on Sunday in Atlanta. He obviously won't play 50-plus minutes on Tuesday, but he is still certainly a strong streaming and/or DFS option. Jennings is averaging 17.6 points, 6.4 assists and 4.0 rebounds in his seven starts this season.
Jan 31 - 6:27 PM

Brandon Jennings double-doubled in a start sans Derrick Rose (ankle) on Sunday, producing 18 points, 11 assists, three rebounds, four 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover in 53 minutes.

In traditional Jennings-fashion he went just 5-of-15 from the field, but aside from the shooting, this was a solid outing for the point guard from Compton. Rose is not expected to play in New York’s upcoming back-to-back set Tuesday vs. Washington or Wednesday vs. Brooklyn, so Jennings figures to earn at least two more starts. He’s someone to consider swooping up if you’ve got someone to cut, and he'll be on the DFS radar while Rose is sidelined.
Jan 29 - 7:38 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Brandon Jennings
3Ron Baker
4Sasha Vujacic
SG1Courtney Lee
2Justin Holiday
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Mindaugas Kuzminskas
3Maurice Ndour
C1Joakim Noah
2Willy Hernangomez
3Kyle O'Quinn