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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Pistons assistant coach Tim Hardaway said that Brandon Jennings (Achilles) "has to come back 100 percent healthy before he thinks about playing the game of basketball."

Jennings isn't even expected to play until mid-to-late December, and coming off an Achilles injury, there are no guarantees he can return to form. He'll be sharing a backcourt with Reggie Jackson, which further complicates his value, so Jennings won't be worth much more than a late-round flier on draft day.
Sep 17 - 3:08 PM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is not expected to return until mid-to-late December.

Jennings was previously targeting training camp, but that's not going to happen. Stan Van Gundy couldn't determine Jennings' role, emphasizing his health over anything else, and Jennings will be firmly behind Reggie Jackson on the depth chart when he does eventually return. It's possible Jennings and Jackson will also be paired together on the court, as well. There's not a lot of three-point shooting in that combination.
Sep 14 - 12:46 PM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) said he's taking his time with his rehab.

While Jennings said he'd be fine coming off the bench behind Reggie Jackson, it doesn't sound like he'll be ready to contribute right away. "Basically, I'm just taking my time," Jennings said. "I'm going to come back when I'm ready. I don't know if I'll be ready for training camp. I don't know for sure. But I'm definitely going to take my time through training camp and also through the preseason. I probably won't be back to myself until at least around December." Jennings is worth a late-round flier in deeper fantasy leagues, but owners in standard leagues should avoid him after that quote.
Aug 27 - 10:58 AM

Brandon Jennings (left Achilles) said he would be "fine" coming off the bench behind Reggie Jackson this season.

Jennings is taking the high road as he seeks to return from a devastating injury that may force him to miss the beginning of the season, and it's a given that Detroit will start Jackson after locking him up with a five-year, $80 million pact this summer. Jennings, who hasn't played in seven months, said that he's been studying tape of Tim Hardaway, Kenny Anderson and James Harden during his rehab. "I don't know if I'll be ready for training camp," he said. "I'm definitely going to take my time through training camp and also through the preseason. I probably won't be back to myself until at least around December. That's for sure." If you weren't leery of drafting Jennings until the final rounds this season, that final quote ought to do the trick.
Aug 26 - 9:28 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie said he doesn't know how the Pistons' lineup will look when Brandon Jennings returns from his Achilles injury after Reggie Jackson signed a long-term deal to stay with Detroit.

"When you have two starters and you know only one can start, something's got to give," Dinwiddie said. "So I don't know what's going to happen. I'm sure Brandon's coming back to be the best player on the floor. Reggie, I'm sure he feels like he obviously is our franchise guy right now, until [Andre Drummond] signs his max deal." It has been nearly seven months since Jennings' injury, but it's still unclear if he will be ready in time for training camp. Jackson is the player to target in fantasy and is the clear favorite to start, but Jennings could make things interesting if he shows that he can still play at a high level.
Source: M Live
Aug 23 - 12:44 PM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is progressing in his rehab, but still isn't running and may miss the start of the regular season, according to Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy.

While Jennings is aiming to be ready for the start of the regular season, Van Gundy doesn't seem to think that's a sure thing. "Obviously still not at the point of running or anything," Van Gundy said. "Can start to do a little bit more activity all the time. We're hopeful. We've still got about 14 weeks before the season opens. We've got a long time. We're hoping that he will be back and ready to play but it may not be at the beginning of the year." We'll keep an eye on Jennings' progress, but he's not much more than a late-round flier in standard fantasy league drafts at this point.
Source: M Live
Jul 21 - 12:35 PM

The Pistons are hopeful that Brandon Jennings (Achilles) will be ready for the start of the regular season.

Jennings is rehabbing his torn Achilles and is hoping to be ready for training camp, but there's a good chance he will be limited for the early part of the regular season. Jennings may not be in Detroit very long now that Reggie Jackson has signed a long-term contract with the Pistons and he'll make for a very risky draft pick for fantasy owners as he attemps to get back to full strength.
Jul 14 - 12:00 PM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) expects to meet his goal of being ready for training camp on September 1, according to a source of Marc J. Spears.

Jennings tore his Achilles back in January, but reports on his recovery have been positive up to this point. He'll be in a contract year next season, but coming off a major injury in addition to having to split a backcourt with Reggie Jackson (if Jackson is retained as a restricted free agent), will make him a very risky target in next year's fantasy drafts.
Jun 25 - 5:59 PM

Pistons president and head coach Stan Van Gundy shot down rumors of a Brandon Jennings-Tim Hardaway Jr. trade.

With rumors of a Jennings-Hardaway deal making the rounds, Van Gundy shot down those rumors and said he hasn't even talked to the Knicks about it. This move would make some sense as the Pistons are hoping to retain restricted free agent point guard Reggie Jackson and there is a big unknown of whether he and Jennings can co-exist. We'll keep this item updated as more news becomes available, but it sounds like Jennings may not be long for Detroit.
Jun 23 - 9:57 AM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) was spotted getting up some shots on Tuesday.

We haven't heard a lot about Jennings' rehab, so we will take all that we can get. Recovering from a torn Achilles is no joke, so it's a good sign that Jennings is getting up some shots this early in the summer. We will consider him questionable for the start of training camp, and we will continue to track his progress closely. If the Pistons are able to retain restricted free agent Reggie Jackson this summer, it will be interesting to see if Jennings and Jackson can co-exist.
Jun 18 - 12:44 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Brandon Jennings
3Steve Blake
4Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
4Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Adonis Thomas
4Reggie Bullock
5Danny Granger
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony