NBA Trade News: Brandon Jennings Hints At Staying With Detroit Pistons Beyond Deadline
Rumors were growing louder saying the New York Knicks have targeted Brandon Jennings. Jennings himself hinted that he is going to stay with the Detroit Pistons after Monday’s game.Advertisement
“We’ll see,” Jennings said. “I don’t know. I hope so. So we’ll see.”
Jennings posted 17 points and six rebounds on Monday’s game. Experts and insiders were of the opinion that Jennings is headed towards New York Knicks.
Jennings, who’s set to become a free agent this off-season, ridiculed such possibilities as rumors.
“I can’t really get away from it because it’s all on my Twitter feed every time I tweet something,” Jennings said. “But it’s rumors. It’s something that I’m not worried about. I just want to play basketball and I’m just blessed to be healthy again.”
Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said that the team wants to sign the player for a contract extension. Jennings has been demoted to back-up point guard from a starter since he suffered an injury last season. Jennings is in the final year of a three-year, $24 million contract.
“We have had talks about this year, and he knows that I’m not looking at this — I’m not — as just a this-year thing,” Van Gundy said. “Obviously, a lot of that would come down to whether the role would meet his expectations, whether the money would meet his expectations, there’s a lot of things that go into it. But I’m a big Brandon fan. I like Brandon. I’m a big Reggie fan, too. And I think, at times, they could operate very well together. We’ll just have to see where it goes.”