Knicks To Waive Guard Brandon Jennings
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 27, 2017,
Feb 27, 2017, 17:39
The Knicks plan to waive Brandon Jennings, according to multiple reports. He's since had stints with the Pistons and Magic, and now a brief one with the Knicks. As New York ponders the future of its roster, it will do so without Jennings. But like many Knicks, Jennings had been frustrated with their lack of team success. He added that NY is planning to sign former Philadelphia 76ers guard Chasson Randle as a replacement.
Randle will be signed for the remainder of the season, with a team option for next year.
Jennings, 27, was the 10 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Charley Rosen, a longtime confidante of Knicks President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson, wrote Sunday on Fanragsports.com that Jennings "resists the triangle" and is a "profound disappointment" because of his erratic play.
The source said the Knicks are likely to sign another point guard soon. His performance with the 76ers earned him a partially guaranteed contract through the 2017'-18 season, but the Sixers waived him on Thursday when a roster spot needed to be opened in the aftermath of the Nerlens Noel trade with Dallas. The native of Compton, California is averaging 8.6 points on.380 shooting, 4.9 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 58 games.