The Washington Wizards have expressed interest in signing recently-released guard Brandon Jennings. Jennings was released by the New York Knicks.
Jennings signed a one-year deal with the Knicks this past offseason, and has put up 8.6 points per game, 4.9 assists per game, shooting 38%, while averaging 24.6 minutes per game.
Jennings’ 24.6 minutes per game and 8.6 points per game, and 4.9 assists per game is the most he’s had in a season since 2014.
The Knicks chose to release Jennings earlier today, and reports say that Jennings had asked for the chance to play on a playoff-bound team, something the New York Knicks most definitely are not.
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The Charlotte Hornets have also expressed interest in signing Jennings, and according to Stan Van Gundy, Jennings is headed there today.
Jennings was the 10th overall pick in the 2009 draft, coming out of Oak Hill Academy. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks and spent four years as a starter for them.
His best year statistically came in the 2011-12 season when he averaged 19.1 points per game, 5.5 assists per game, 1.6 steals per game, and shot 41.8%.
Over the past few years, Jennings has spent his time as a backup point guard for the Detroit Pistons and, most recently, the Knicks.
If the Washington Wizards have one weakness, it’s depth. They’ve alleviated some of that problem with Trey Burke, Kelly Oubre Jr., and Tomas Satoransky, as well as with the addition of Bojan Bogdanovic through trade.
Adding someone like Jennings would be a pretty solid move for the Wizards, as they could always use the bench help. Jennings is still a very capable point guard who can still score well while managing the floor.
Personally, I think signing Jennings, assuming the contract isn’t too high, would be a smart move for the Wizards and one they should make quickly before the Hornets snag him.