Wizards Officially Sign Brandon Jennings
- Author: Phil Peters Mar 03, 2017,
Mar 03, 2017, 0:48
Jennings, 27, was cut by the New York Knicks on February 27 so the team could clear a roster spot to sign guard Chasson Randle.
Jennings averaged 8.6 points and a team-high 4.9 assists in 58 games for the Knicks, mostly as the backup to Derrick Rose.
Jennings signed a one-year deal worth $5 million last summer, saying Jackson said he expected Jennings to be sixth man of the year. His less than stellar play for Lottomatica Roma of the Italian Series A league didn't affect his draft position as he was picked tenth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Brandon Jennings wanted to play for a playoff-contending team instead of the dismal Knicks this season and found his match Tuesday in the red-hot Wizards, according to multiple reports. Opposing teams have begun trapping the Wizards when Wall is off the floor, creating turnovers and forcing the Wizards to take tough shots with the shot clock winding down. He's a guy that can pass the ball. While he has travelled around a lot in his eight-year National Basketball Association career, he also has earned over $38.6 million in the National Basketball Association and is still just 27 years old. In his reserve role this season, he has scored 15 or more points 12 times.
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Jennings is set to join a star-studded backcourt led by John Wall and Bradley Beal.
The Washington Wizards are waiving one player to clear room for Brandon Jennings.