NBA rumors have been swirling around Brandon Jennings. The Orlando Magic’s season came to early end, and now the team will start focusing on their off season priorities. The Magic will have to decide if they want to resign Jennings this summer. If the team chooses not to bring him back, several teams in the National Basketball Association could be interested in adding him to their roster. According to FanSided, one of the teams that might be looking to sign the 26-year-old point guard is the Brooklyn Nets.
The Milwaukee Bucks selected Brandon Jennings with the tenth pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. He became the first player to skip college and play overseas so that he can be drafted by a National Basketball Association team. The Bucks drafted Jennings with the hope that he would be their franchise point guard. He led the Bucks to the NBA Playoffs twice in his four years with the team.
In the summer of 2013, Jennings was signed and traded to the Detroit Pistons for Brandon Knight and Khris Middleton. He spent two and half seasons with the Pistons. During the 2014 NBA season, Jennings suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon that caused him to miss the rest of the year. Things didn’t look good for him because the Pistons decided to trade for Reggie Jackson of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
As part of his rehabilitation process, Brandon Jennings decided to play with the Detroit Pistons’ D-League affiliation. He played one game for the Grand Rapids Drive. Jennings was recalled to the Pistons the day after their game. He played 23 games for the Pistons. Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova were traded to the Orlando Magic for Tobias Harris.
The Orlando Magic traded for Brandon Jennings because of his offensive skills. The Magic were in need of some offensive help. Not only that, but their backup point guard situation was very weak. The two backups were C.J. Watson and Shabazz Napier. The starting point guard is Elfrid Payton. Payton is a good defensive player, but his offensive skills set was shaky and very inconsistent. The trade for Jennings was supposed to help the Magic’s offense. The injury he suffered the year before was still lingering.
There are several teams in need of a point guard. One of those teams is the Brooklyn Nets. They will be looking for a starter for next season. The Nets already have a couple key pieces on their roster. They have a solid front court in Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez. From the looks of it, they seem to have found a gem in Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. Brandon Jennings will have a full summer to get 100 percent healthy. When healthy, Jennings has the potential to be an All Star. He would be able to help the Nets.
Last season, The Brooklyn Nets starting point guard was Jarrett Jack. Unfortunately, his season came to an early end because of torn ACL injury. The Nets currently are holding a team option for Jack. Many people are expecting that the team will decline his option for next season. Coming off an ACL injury at 32 years of age is hard to come back from. The Nets were left with Shane Larkin and Donald Sloan. Both of those players are unproven guys in the NBA. They didn’t do a great job filling in for Jack either.
The Brooklyn Nets are looking to add a point guard this summer. They hired Kenny Atkinson to be their new head coach. He has experience in developing players to get the best out of them. The addition of Brandon Jennings could help the team. When healthy, he is a very explosive player.
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