Brandon Jennings PG DET 4 days ago
Jennings is expected to begin on-court drills within the next two weeks, Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 2 weeks ago
Jennings (Achilles) confirmed Monday that he's been cleared to continue basketball-related activities, but was non-committal on when he'd return to the Detroit lineup, David Mayo of MLive.com reports.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 3 weeks ago
Jennings (Achilles) has been cleared for basketball activities, Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago reports.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 4 weeks ago
Jennings (Achilles) is expected to remain out until mid-to-late December, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 1 month ago
Jennings (Achilles) has no qualms coming off the bench as a sixth man, and he will not rush the recovery process after tearing his ACL in January, the Detroit Free Press reports. "If I have to come off the bench and be the sixth man or whatever, I'm fine with that," Jennings said.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 3 months ago
Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings could miss the start of the upcoming season as he continues to recover from an Achilles injury, according to MLive.com. Jennings tore his left Achilles tendon in January and is questionable at best for training camp as he continues his rehab in Las Vegas. "Obviously [Jennings is] still not at the point of running or anything," coach Stan Van Gundy said. "Can start to do a little bit more activity all the time. We're hopeful. We've still got about 14 weeks before the season opens. We've got a long time. We're hoping that he will be back and ready to play but it may not be at the beginning of the year. We'll just have to see." Jennings is approximately six months removed from surgery and his role with the team upon his return is unclear, as guard Reggie Jackson was signed to a long-term contract earlier this summer.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 4 months ago
Jennings (Achilles) is expected to be ready in time for training camp, Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears reports.
Jennings' recovery is progressing rather quickly, as he tore his Achilles in late-January and is expected to be ready to participate in training camp, which begins in September. Assuming the Pistons re-sign Reggie Jackson, Jennings will compete with Jackson for minutes at the point guard spot, and it's possible the two could play together in certain lineups.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 5 months ago
Jennings (Achilles) says strength and conditioning coach Arnie Kandet speculates that the point guard could return to the court by August, David Mayo of MLive.com reports.
Should Jennings remain on this schedule, he would return in time for training camp. He was the starting point guard when he went down with the injury, but should the Pistons retain unrestricted free agent Reggie Jackson this offseason, Jennings will have to work and compete with Jackson to earn his job as a starter back.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 5 months ago
Jennings appeared in and started 41 games before a ruptured Achilles in January cut his season short.
The Pistons got off to a horrendous start to the season, but Jennings was one of the primary reasons they were able to temporarily right the ship after annexing Josh Smith. During a 10-game stretch in which the Pistons went 9-1 and surged into the Eastern Conference playoff discussion, Jennings averaged 20.3 points, 7.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds while shooting 47 percent from the field and 42.2 percent from three. It was easily his best stretch of the season and arguably the most consistent stretch of his career. Jennings' numbers regressed a bit over the next week, but he posted a ridiculous 24-point, 21-assist line on Jan. 21, the last full game he'd play before the injury. Jennings was given a 6-to-9 month recovery timetable, so he'll likely be ready right around the time the 2015-16 season kicks off. As of mid-March he had begun weight training, and the rehab appears to be progressing as expected. Jennings enters the offseason with one year remaining on the three-year deal he signed with Detroit in the summer of 2013. His future with the franchise is murky at this point, however, after the Pistons traded for restricted-free-agent-to-be, Reggie Jackson, at the deadline. If Jackson re-signs with Detroit, Jennings would likely become expendable, meaning the Pistons may look to deal his expiring contract. If they opt to hold onto Jennings, it's likely he'll come off the bench behind Jackson as he works his way back from the Achilles injury.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 7 months ago
Jennings (Achilles) is able to start weight training.
Jennings seems to be progressing nicely from a full tear in his Achilles that he suffered in late January. However, there are serious question marks regarding his future as he makes his way back from serious injury. Only time will tell, but it's still unclear if he'll play at the same level that he once did before suffering the career-altering injury.