New York Knicks Waive Brandon Jennings, Re-Sign Former D-League Standout

Mark Suleymanov - Author
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Feb. 27 2017, Updated 6:57 a.m. ET

The New York Knicks waited four days after the February 23 trade deadline to make a move.

The team waived veteran point guard Brandon Jennings on Monday morning, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical. To replace Jennings, the Knicks are set to re-sign former Philadelphia 76ers point guard and D-League standout Chasson Randle, Wojnarowski added in a separate tweet.

In 58 games (11 starts) this season, Jennings averaged 8.6 points and 4.9 assists in 24.6 minutes per game.

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Jennings, 27, joined New York on a one-year, $5 million contract in the offseason as he looked to prove he was recovered from a torn Achilles tendon that sidelined him two years ago. The former Bucks, Pistons, and Magic guard told Al Iannazzone of Newsday he had no other offers and would’ve taken a lower salary to join the Knicks.

“When Phil [Jackson] called, I was like ‘Yo, I’m coming.’ It was a no-brainer… Shoot, I would have come here for a million,” Jennings said. “It didn’t matter. I just wanted to be in an NBA uniform and be somewhere where I had a chance to win, and New York City — why not?”

Jennings provided the Knicks with an immediate spark off the bench; he was praised by coaches and teammates for his playmaking and leadership. An early Sixth Man of the Year candidate, Jennings tied Greg Anthony and Roy Sparrow as former Knicks to record double-digits in assists thrice when he dished 11 dimes in a November 22 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

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