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Brandon Jennings | Guard | #3

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 169
College: Oak Hill Academy
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (10) / MLW
Contract: view contract details
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Brandon Jennings believes the Knicks are the "perfect opportunity" to restart his career.
"I think this is just like the perfect opportunity right now for me to revamp my whole career and show people who I really am," Jennings said. "The perception of me is that I don’t like basketball, and I hate hearing that. So hopefully I can change everybody’s perception. I just want to prove that I'm back to who I am and that I can still play, I can still go and I'm healthy." We still don't know what kind of player Jennings actually is capable of being, so he'll have plenty to prove during his first year in New York—especially if Derrick Rose misses any time. Jul 11 - 10:50 AM
Source: Newsday

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Brandon Jennings said that his Achilles is better than ever.

"[The Achilles] feels good — it’s still a process though,’’ Jennings said. "I still have to get up every day, stretch it, make sure it’s good, but it’s still better than ever." Jennings added that he has a chip on his shoulder and wants to prove to people that he can still run a team. Phil Jackson told Jennings that he wants him to be the Sixth Man of the Year this season, but most fantasy owners should be able to do better while Derrick Rose is healthy.
Jul 9 - 10:40 AM

Phil Jackson told Brandon Jennings that he expects him to be the Sixth Man of the Year.

No pressure. Jennings did seem comfortable with that projection, but that's a lot to ask from a player who didn't look completely healthy last season after returning from a torn Achilles. This does suggest that Jennings will have a significant role in New York, but owners in standard leagues should be able to do better. He shot just 36.8 percent from the field last season with averages of 6.9 points, 3.5 assists, 2.0 boards, 1.1 treys and 1.2 turnovers.
Jul 8 - 12:52 PM

The Knicks will sign Brandon Jennings on a one-year, $5 million deal.

That's actually a solid deal for the Knicks. The Knicks have been looking for a backup to Derrick Rose, and they're getting another with some injury concerns. Jennings did not have a great season in 2015-16, making just 36.8 percent from the field for his 6.9 points. He's going to be 27 in September and his torn Achilles may have affected him.
Jul 4 - 4:17 PM

Brandon Jennings tweeted on Sunday that he's 100 percent healthy.

Jennings is fully recovered from the Achilles injury and seeking a contract as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Thus far, the Nets have been the only franchise linked to Jennings, but with Brooklyn signing Jeremy Lin to a three-year deal, that no longer seems like a likely destination for him. Jennings can destroy your fantasy team's field goal percentage, so he won't be a very attractive asset in 8-cat and 9-cat formats regardless of where he winds up.
Jul 3 - 5:38 PM

Free agent PG Brandon Jennings will reportedly work out for the Nets on Friday, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

The New York Post reported on Thursday that Brooklyn has "legitimate interest" in Jennings, so this doesn't come out of the blue. Jennings is only 26 years old, but he's coming off a lousy season during which he averaged just 6.9 points on 36.8 percent shooting, 2.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.2 turnovers in 48 games with the Pistons and Magic. The Nets have a clear need for a starting-caliber point guard, however, so a contract with Brooklyn would be ideal for his fantasy outlook.
Jul 1 - 12:44 AM

The Nets have "legitimate interest" in unrestricted free agent Brandon Jennings, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post.

This isn't a surprise with Jarrett Jack being waived today. Jennings did not look good coming off his Achilles tear, averaging 6.9 points, 2.0 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.2 turnovers and 1.1 treys on a woeful 36.8 percent from the field in 48 games last season. He'll likely be a backup plan after the decent options at point guard come off the board.
Jun 30 - 7:17 PM

Brandon Jennings was a healthy DNP-CD on Sunday.

Two words: Scott Skiles. Tonight it was Elfrid Payton (eight points, four assists) logging 26 minutes as a starter, with C.J. Watson (eight points, two assists) playing 22 minutes off the bench. Jennings should remain untouched in fantasy leagues.
Apr 10 - 8:31 PM

Brandon Jennings is eager to use the offseason to work on his game.

"It's definitely going to be a big summer for me," Jennings said. "I definitely would've wished things would've went a little differently, but they didn't with the trade. So I guess I just have to take it for what it is this summer. Actually, the positive side of it is I get a whole summer. I get a whole three, four months just to get ready and play basketball all summer, work on my game, work on my body." Jennings will be a free agent this summer and the demand for point guards is high, so it's possible he could land a starting job which would put him back on the fantasy radar. Jennings is averaging 7.0 points, 4.0 assists, 1.1 3-pointers and 0.7 steals with the Magic this season.
Apr 8 - 10:48 AM

Brandon Jennings will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Heat.

Elfrid Payton will move into the starting lineup tonight and he will likely stay there for the rest of the season. Jennings can walk as a free agent this summer and the Magic won't make the postseason, so they don't have a lot of incentive to give Jennings minutes. He can dropped in most leagues.
Mar 25 - 11:54 AM

Brandon Jennings played only 11 minutes vs. Detroit on Wednesday, contributing six points, one rebound and one steal in Orlando's road loss.

Nobody is safe in Scott Skiles' rotations, and Jennings' role is especially precarious now that Elfrid Payton is healthy. If you needed more incentive to cut Jennings in a standard-depth league, this is it.
Mar 23 - 11:19 PM

Brandon Jennings will start again on Wednesday against the Pistons.

It'll be the same starting lineup with Victor Oladipo, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon and Dewayne Dedmon. Oladipo has been spectacular in this new lineup while none of the other starters have seen noteworthy changes when they get minutes. Jennings is a risky play and Elfrid Payton figures to get more playing time.
Mar 23 - 6:15 PM

Brandon Jennings played 17 minutes in a start against the Celtics on Monday with two points, one rebound, three assists and one block.

He hasn't been playing well and his time might be up in the starting lineup. Jennings won't have much value while Elfrid Payton is healthy and having coach Scott Skiles call the shots doesn't help him either. He's a drop candidate.
Mar 21 - 11:04 PM

Brandon Jennings posted nine points, four rebounds and seven assists vs. Toronto on Sunday, making 4-of-7 field goals with one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

Jennings started despite the return of Elfrid Payton (elbow), though it's anyone's guess how long that arrangement will last. He missed all three of his free throws tonight and committed two turnovers in 31 minutes, without any defensive stats, and continues to be a mediocre option even while Payton is limited. Deploy him with due caution in weekly leagues.
Mar 20 - 7:59 PM

Brandon Jennings made 1-of-8 from the field for two points with one rebound, seven assists, one steal and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

He's prone to duds as much as just about anyone. C.J. Watson (lip) even missed some time here, so Jennings had a huge chance. He's going to be a risky player to own even though Elfrid Payton (elbow) is still ailing.
Mar 18 - 10:23 PM