Brandon Jennings PG DET 16 Days
Brandon Jennings shot 2-of-10 from the field in a double-double performance against the Nets on Sunday, scoring 14 points with 10 assists, two rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 41 minutes.
He shot 0-of-6 in the first half, but his coach gave him a pass due to his assist total. "That's the mark of a good player. He played a full game," Mo Cheeks said. Jennings has never really been much of a shooter and that's probably not going to change even though he has some better talent around him. However, he's establishing some rapport with his forwards and should have a nice amount of double-doubles this season.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 17 Days
Brandon Jennings said he has "no confidence" in his shot.
Despite taking 16.3 field goal attempts per game, Jennings is averaging a meager 15.9 points. That and his 37.4 percent shooting from the field are his lowest totals since his rookie year. Fantasy owners can nonetheless find a silver lining in Jennings' 7.8 assists per game, by far the highest average of his career. He has more offensive weapons at his disposal than ever before, but until he gets his confidence back he will have a lot of up-and-down nights.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 18 Days
Brandon Jennings matched his season-high 14 assists on Friday with eight points, two rebounds, one steal and five turnovers on 4-of-16 shooting.
He's in one of his patented shooting funks and made just 35.5 percent from the field over his last five games. On the bright side, Jennings averaged 10.0 assists and 1.6 triples in that span, so he's been able to negate all those misses. His fantasy owners should expect more lines like this one for the rest of the season.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 20 Days
Brandon Jennings put his stomach illness behind him and hit 9-of-21 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points, seven rebounds, six assists and a steal in Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.
Jennings scored just two points on Tuesday due to the illness, but looked like his old self tonight.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 20 Days
Brandon Jennings will start against the Hawks.
He had an upset stomach on Tuesday and was limited to just 27 minutes. Rodney Stuckey turned in a nice game with the added opportunity, so it should be interesting to see how the two can co-exist tonight. Jennings should be safe to put back into lineups.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 21 Days
Brandon Jennings was in and out of the lineup on Tuesday with a stomach illness and hit just 1-of-3 shots for two points, seven assists, a block and a turnover in 27 minutes.
The fact he battled through the illness was impressive and it's tough to bag on him when he probably shouldn't have even been playing. Consider him questionable for Wednesday against the Hawks.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 23 Days
Brandon Jennings scored 23 points and handed out a season-high 14 assists on Sunday, including a gorgeous off-the-backboard pass which Andre Drummond slammed home in the second quarter.
Jennings' lightning-quick alley-oop will be a staple on SportsCenter, and it's nice to see him piling up double-digit dimes for the second time this season. Fantasy owners got lucky, as Jennings salvaged his scoring numbers with a barrage of late 3-pointers once the game was out of reach, finishing 4-of-8 from deep with five rebounds, three assists and zero steals. Low FG percentages have always been a bugaboo for Jennings, and this year is no exception -- his 38.2 percent shooting is the second-lowest mark since his rookie campaign.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 28 Days
After attempting 24 shots during Monday's loss, Brandon Jennings said that he intends to look for his shots more aggressively going forward.
"[I've been] trying to please everybody, trying to make sure I was being a pass-first point guard instead of just playing basketball," Jennings said. "If the shot's there, I'm going to take it. If not, then I'm going to pass it." Mo Cheeks didn't feel like Jennings was forcing his shots on Monday and this should be considered good news for fantasy owners who can stomach low FG percentages.
Brandon Jennings PG DET 1 Month
Brandon Jennings had the best game of his Pistons career on Friday with 22 points, five boards, 11 assists, four steals and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Thunder.
In true Jennings fashion, he shot 7-of-17 from the field. Jennings has 10 steals in his three games with the team and he's been more aggresive on defense, which makes sense considering the defensive prowess of the guys behind him. Jennings probably won't increase his 39.4 percent from the field over his career, but he should be a nice contributor in points, threes, assists and steals.