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Brandon Jennings | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 169
College: Oak Hill Academy
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) tweeted on Sunday that he may retire after the 2015-16 season.

It's a very strange tweet, and it's unclear if he's joking or not. Jennings is currently in the process of recovering from a torn Achilles, but he's made enough progress to suggest that he'll be ready in time for training camp, although with these types of injuries nothing is certain. If Detroit is able to bring back Reggie Jackson as a restricted free agent this offseason, it will complicate the Pistons backcourt with both Jennings and Jackson fighting for touches. We'll continue to monitor Jennings' progress every step of the way, but coming off such a major injury, he'll be a risky selection in next year's fantasy drafts.
Jun 7 - 3:31 PM

Pistons president and head coach Stan Van Gundy believes that Brandon Jennings (Achilles) and Reggie Jackson would be able to share the floor together.

"I think it can work," Van Gundy said of pairing Jennings and Jackson together. "I think that we've seen a vision of it already with [Russell] Westbrook and Reggie in Oklahoma City. They were certainly able to find minutes for both of them. So yeah, I've certainly thought about it. But that would be jumping the gun a little bit. The main thing is to get him back." Jennings is currently recovering from an Achilles injury and is targeting a return to the court in August, while Jackson will become a restricted free agent this summer. This will be one of the more interesting storylines of the summer, but it all depends on whether or not the Pistons retain Jackson's services and how quickly Jennings can return to full strength.
Source: M Live
May 31 - 1:06 PM

Pistons strength and conditioning coach Arnie Kander "speculates" that Brandon Jennings (Achilles) could resume playing by August.

He arrived at Tuesday's draft lottery without a protective boot and all signs point to him being ready for training camp, though it's not guaranteed. Detroit could ease Jennings back into the mix if they retain Reggie Jackson as a restricted free agent, and both players' fantasy values are tethered to Detroit's offseason moves.
May 19 - 7:38 PM

Brandon Jennings posted a video to his Twitter account on Friday showing him getting up some flat-footed jumpers.

Baby steps. Jennings completely tore his Achilles during the 2014-15 season, but he continues to make steady progress, and he's hopeful to be ready by training camp next season. It'll be very interesting to see how Reggie Jackson's restricted free agency pans out, but if he is retained by Detroit, Jennings could be looking at a timeshare at the point guard position. He'll make for a very risky selection during next year's drafts coming off a severe injury.
May 1 - 1:36 PM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) will be cleared to begin weight training on Friday.

This is a small step in what will be a long recovery for Jennings. Hopefully he's ready to go by next year's training camp, and we'll continue to track his progress closely. If Detroit is able to retain Reggie Jackson this offseason, it'll be interesting to see if he and Jennings can play together.
Mar 13 - 10:40 AM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is reportedly three weeks ahead of schedule in his rehab.

There is obviously no chance for him to return to action this season, but this is a good sign that he will be ready in time for training camp next season. We will continue to track Jennings' progress every step of the way, and it will be interesting to see what direction the Pistons go this summer now that Reggie Jackson is in town.
Mar 8 - 5:46 PM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) said that he will be out of his walking boot in six to eight weeks and that he believes he could play again in as little as five months.

"I have to have this boot on for the next six weeks, eight weeks and then hopefully will be the first time I'll be able to take a step with my foot," Jennings said on Tuesday. "I'll be with Arnie every day, one of the best trainers in the league. If you ask Arnie, he's thinking five months, 4½ months, but I'm just going to take my time. This is one of the biggest injuries I've ever had, so I have to make sure I come back 100 percent." While Jennings is obviously out for the rest of the season, this report would indicate that Jennings should definitely be ready to play during training camp. We will continue to track Jennings' recovery every step of the way, and in the meantime D.J. Augustin will carry the load at point guard for the Pistons for the remainder of the season.
Feb 4 - 9:08 AM

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