NBA Trade Rumors: Play-maker Brandon Jennings In New York Knicks’ Radar
He was the key play-maker in the Detroit Pistons’ roster last season. The New York Knicks are keen to boost their point guard position after missing on big-name free agents this offseason.
Now, Jackson is seeking stability in the point-guard position and is ready to pursue Detroit’s Brandon Jennings at some point between training camp sessions and February end trade deadlines, according to sources. Brandon Jennings would be an ideal long-term investment for Carmelo Anthony, according to Fox Sports.
Jennings featured in 41 games for the Pistons last season, and in 28 minutes per game averaged 15.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. He shot 40 percent from the field. 30 percent of his points came from 3-point range.
Carmelo Anthony is set to return after undergoing a surgery in his right knee. Knicks’ think-tank isn’t convinced with Jose Calderon as a likely starting play-maker for the coming season, sources close to the camp reveals.
The Knicks have been linked to several point-guards available in the market. They targeted Minnesota Timberwolves’ guard Ricky Rubio, but no deal could be worked out.
Two-time Sixth Man Of The Year, Jamal Crawford was also in their radar. Now, 25-year old, accomplished play-maker Brandon Jennings is Phil Jackson’s prime target. Jennings lost his staring job to Reggie Jackson at Detroit after sustaining an Achilles injury last season.
“The New York Knicks could pursue a mid-season trade for Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings. Jennings is young, filled with talent, and could bring electricity to the Knicks locker room. According to the Detroit Free Press, Brandon could be available for a trade during the season if Reggie Jackson excels as a starter. Brandon Jennings would be a great long-term investment for Carmelo Anthony,” reported the Inquisitr.
Jennings not as explosive as Jamal Crawford, is capable of creating plays and take charge of the offensive end.