Brandon Jennings will get a fresh start with the New York Knicks.
According to CSN Chicago’s Vincent Goodwill, Jennings will sign a one-year, $5 million contract.
Jennings is one of the more intriguing free agents in this year’s class. In 2014-15, he was arguably playing the best basketball of his career with the Detroit Pistons. Then came the ruptured Achilles in January 2015 that ended his season and kept him out for a big chunk of the 2015-16 campaign.
By the time Jennings returned, Reggie Jackson was the unquestioned starting point guard for the Pistons. Detroit traded Jennings to the Magic in February as part of the Tobias Harris deal, but a change of scenery did little to turn Jennings’ fortunes around on the court.
The 26-year-old missed 34 games and played 18.1 minutes per night, so his per-game numbers suffered in a big way. Still, he averaged a career-low 13.8 points per 36 minutes, and his .368 shooting percentage was the worst of his career as well.