Brandon Jennings Wants To Play For Contender, Gets Waived By New York Knicks
The New York Knicks, to the satisfaction of the veteran point guard, have decided to release Brandon Jennings. According to reports, the player is quite pleased with the roster move. It sounds as though the veteran point guard will be pleased with the roster move.
The Undefeated reporter, Marc J. Spears, stated that Brandon Jennings had made his intention clear with the New York Knicks that he wanted to play for a playoff team. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski has further reported that to fill the gap left by Brandon Jennings, New York Knicks will sign the former Philadelphia 76ers guard Chasson Randle as reported by msn.com.
This move of replacing Brandon Jennings will apparently, not have much of an impact on the New York Knicks, who are clearly going nowhere this season. But with Brandon Jennings back into the playoffs, he could be a nice piece to a team looking for a solid backup point guard.
Brandon Jennings averaged 8.6 points and 4.9 assists per game for the New York Knicks in about 25 minutes per game, and filled in nicely as the starter during several games when Derrick Rose was out.
Just after Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical broke the news that Brandon Jennings will be waived, ESPN's Marc Spears reported that Brandon Jennings told the Knicks he wants to play for a postseason team, as per cbssports.
The New York Knicks is currently the 12th-ranked team in the Eastern Conference with 24-35 and therefore, the team does not have a chance to be in the playoffs. Brandon Jennings had signed a one-year, $5 million deal with New York Knicks during last summer with an expectation that he will bolster the team's backcourt along with Derrick Rose, but nothing like that really happened.
Phil Jackson's longtime friend Charley Rosen has described Brandon Jennings as a "profound disappointment" in his column for FanRag Sports. He further went on to say that Brandon Jennings has resisted the triangle offense and only desires to run the pick-and-roll.