Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are desperately looking to rope in a quality point guard. And Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Jennings is reportedly on their radar.
Not only veteran Brandon Jennings. The Knicks are also interested in several point guards, according to Frank Isola of The Daily News.
Memphis Grizzlies’ star Mike Conley is also on the cards. Conley becomes a free agent on July 1. He is one of the class free agents who has never featured in the All-Star game. The Grizzlies may try to retain their top free agent, but Conley may eye a new challenge.
Jennings was passed over in 2009 NBA drafts by the Knicks, when Golden State Warriors picked up today’s MVP Stephen Curry. Jennings finally made a return to the Pistons’ starting lineup after recovering from a ruptured left Achilles tendon 11 months ago. He featured in Knicks’ 108-96 win over Jennings.
Jennings posted 7 points and 4 assists on his series debut. Still, two months until the trade deadline gives Jennings ample time to prove his worth as starting point guard.
“Oh yeah, I don’t think there is any doubt,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said, sounding positive about it. “Brandon is coming back well off of the injury and he’s a guy who just absolutely loves to play, loves to be in the gym. He’s still young, he’s still 26.”