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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 will miss the remainder of the season with a full tear of his left Achilles.
This is a tough blow for the Pistons, and we wish Jennings a speedy recovery. Typically these types of injuries take 7-12 months for a complete recovery, and that's just talking about returning to the court. D.J. Augustin becomes a must-own guy with Jennings unavailable for the rest of the season, and Spencer Dinwiddie will also enter the rotation as the primary reserve off the bench. If Augustin is sitting on your waiver wire, go grab him now as he owns averages of 13.3 points, 6.3 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers as a starter for Detroit. Jan 25 - 2:33 PM

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There is a "strong belief" within the Pistons that Brandon Jennings tore his left Achilles on Saturday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Sadly, all signs support this claim. Jennings was in agonizing pain at the time of the injury and couldn't put any weight on his leg. Those who have torn their Achilles before have mentioned it felt like being drilled with a baseball in their lower leg, which seemed to be the case for Jennings. The Pistons will conduct an MRI to confirm the damage, but fantasy owners in all re-draft leagues should consider Jennings out for the season. D.J. Augustin is expected to start and is worth owning in all standard leagues. Spencer Dinwiddie will also get more run.
Jan 25 - 1:24 AM

Coach Stan Van Gundy said Brandon Jennings' foot injury "doesn't look good" and he will be out for the foreseeable future.

The Pistons will give him an MRI in the coming days to confirm the diagnosis. Looking at the circumstantial evidence, Jennings is likely out for the season with an Achilles tear. To be clear, that is still just an educated guess and it has not been confirmed. D.J. Augustin is going to pick up around 10 minutes per game and should be owned in all standard leagues. Spencer Dinwiddie will also play more. Hopefully, we're wrong on Jennings.
Jan 24 - 10:09 PM

Brandon Jennings suffered a left leg injury and went to the locker room on Saturday.

It did not look good at all and his teammates were very discouraged. Jennings had to be taken to the locker room in a wheelchair, so it could be a severe ankle injury or an Achilles issue. If you're looking to add a point guard, D.J. Augustin is a very strong speculative add right now. Spencer Dinwiddie will also get in the rotation. Jennings finished with 16 points, two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.
Jan 24 - 9:13 PM

Brandon Jennings handed out a career-high 21 assists during the Pistons' win vs. Orlando on Wednesday, while scoring 24 points and turning the ball over just twice in 33 minutes.

He's the first player to have 20+ points and 20+ assists in a game since Steve Nash did it in 2009, and only four players have done it since 2000 -- Jennings, Nash, Ramon Sessions and Jalen Rose. Jennings has been in a shooting slump lately but he's looked like a different player since Josh Smith's departure, flirting with top-20 value despite averaging a mere 28.1 minutes over the past month. Congratulations are in order if you stuck with him during his early-season doldrums.
Jan 21 - 10:09 PM

The Pistons' win streak ended at two games with Monday's loss in Atlanta, as Brandon Jennings managed just seven points on 1-of-10 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs.

Jennings is shooting right around 40 percent from the field this season, so owners will have to live with slumps like the one he's mired in, having made 18-of-54 shots over the past four games. He gets a pass for Monday's dud, at least, since the Hawks are holding opposing PGs to a league-low 18.7 points per game this season.
Jan 19 - 6:21 PM

Brandon Jennings made just 3-of-9 from the field for 10 points during a 107-89 win over the 76ers on Saturday, adding one rebound, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

The second half of back-to-back sets are not his thing. He made just 32.2 percent from the field in his previous eight games in that situation and he's also worse at home, so the splits monster got him again tonight. Jennings is still playing lights out and is a must-start guy. He's a sell-high player, though.
Jan 17 - 10:44 PM

Brandon Jennings was unstoppable in Friday's road win over the Pacers, scoring a season-high 37 points on 10-of-23 shooting (including eight threes) with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and 9-of-9 makes from the foul line.

Jennings is going to cool off but owners should probably treat him as an early round asset for trading purposes. He's a top-60 play on the season and a top 15-20 play over the last month.
Jan 16 - 10:17 PM

Brandon Jennings made 4-of-12 from the field for 19 points with three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He was making his money in the mid-range lately, which is one of the most inconsistent areas for guards, especially Jennings. He had an uncharacteristic nine makes at the line tonight, so there's still a great chance to sell high before he really comes back to Earth.
Jan 14 - 10:22 PM

Brandon Jennings was fined $15,000 for an obscene gesture against the Raptors on Monday.

It was a variation of the famous Sam Cassell dance and the NBA is going to fine guys anytime they catch them. Meanwhile, Jennings is on one of his best runs of his career thanks to making an unsustainable 58.3 percent on his mid-range shots in 2015, leading to a 47.2 field goal percentage. He's an obvious sell-high candidate.
Jan 14 - 2:47 PM

Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said he won't try to micro-manage Brandon Jennings' shot selection.

"Sometimes you’re going, 'umm' with some of his shots," Van Gundy said after Monday's win over the Raptors. "But I’m not trying to put a leash on him." Jennings' 39.3 field goal percentage over his last five games is indicative of his ongoing shooting woes, but he's also averaging 19.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 8.4 assists, 1.4 steals, and 2.0 three-pointers during that span so fantasy owners who can stomach his poor field goal shooting have a top 30 player on their hands if he can keep this up.
Jan 13 - 10:00 AM

Brandon Jennings kept it going with 34 points on 11-of-22 shooting (4-of-8 3PTs, 8-of-9 FTs) with two rebounds, 10 assists and two steals in Friday's road win over the Raptors.

Jennings has benefited as much as Greg Monroe when it comes to Josh Smith's exit, and he's getting some recognition not just from Stan Van Gundy but also the press that covers him. It's unclear if he can continue being the top 20-30 value he has been over the last two weeks but when we expand the sample to the last month he's only a round off that pace. He looks like a decent bet to remain in the early rounds as long as nothing crazy happens.
Jan 12 - 10:56 PM

Brandon Jennings scored all of his 20 points in the second half on Saturday against the Nets to go with three rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

In an interesting twist, he changed his shoes at halftime and it certainly paid off. From the useless stat department, Jennings also shoots a worse percentage in the second half. Jennings has been extremely useful in his last five, averaging 19.2 points, 7.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.2 triples in that stretch. This is your sell-high moment.
Jan 10 - 10:43 PM

Brandon Jennings made only 5-of-18 shots to finish Tuesday's game with 13 points in 29 minutes, but one of his makes was a game-winning layup with 0.1 seconds remaining.

Jennings added one 3-pointer, one rebound, seven assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers, helping Detroit earn their sixth consecutive win in the post-Josh Smith era. Stan Van Gundy played Jennings down the stretch even though he was struggling and backup D.J. Augustin was playing well, which is a very encouraging sign for fantasy owners.
Jan 6 - 11:27 PM

Stan Van Gundy continued to shower Brandon Jennings with praise after his 35-point performance on Sunday.

"I love not only the way he's playing but his whole attitude," Van Gundy said. "He's into the game and into his team. In the last five games he's totally transformed." Jennings is averaging 21.6 points and 5.6 assists on 56 percent shooting since Josh Smith's departure, including 49 percent of his 3-point attempts. Jennings has always run hot and cold, and right now he's boiling hot.
Jan 5 - 12:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Jennings
2D.J. Augustin
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
SF1Kyle Singler
2Caron Butler
3Luigi Datome
PF1Greg Monroe
2Jonas Jerebko
3Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Joel Anthony