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Brandon Jennings
PG - 6'1, 170lbs - 34 years old - 9 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2019 season
  • Birthdate: 09/23/1989
  • Drafted (NBA): 10th pick, 2009
  • Pre-draft team: Lottomatica Roma (Italy)
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Left
  • Agent: -
16th July, 2008ItalySigned a three year contract with Lottomatica Roma. Included NBA buyout options after each season.
27th May, 2009ItalyLeft Lottomatica Roma.
2009 NBA DraftNBADrafted 10th overall by Milwaukee.
27th July, 2009NBASigned four year, $10,172,853 rookie scale contract withMilwaukee. Included team options for 2011/12 and 2012/13.
25th October, 2010NBAMilwaukee exercised 2011/12 team option.
29th June, 2011NBAMilwaukee exercised 2012/13 team option.
30th July, 2013NBASigned and traded by Milwaukee with a three year, $24 million contract to Detroit in exchange for Brandon Knight,Viacheslav Kravtsov and Khris Middleton.
17th December, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Detroit to Grand Rapids Drive of the D-League.
20th December, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Detroit from Grand Rapids Drive of the D-League.
16th February, 2016NBATraded by Detroit, along with Ersan Ilyasova, to Orlando in exchange for Tobias Harris.
8th July, 2016NBASigned a one year, $5 million contract with New York.
27th February, 2017NBAWaived by New York.
1st March, 2017NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Washington.
28th July, 2017ChinaSigned a one year contract with Shanxi.
13th February, 2018G-LeagueAcquired by Wisconsin Herd.
11th March, 2018NBASigned a 10 day contract with Milwaukee.
21st March, 2018NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Milwaukee.
31st March, 2018NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2019 with Milwaukee.
1st August, 2018NBAWaived by Milwaukee.
20th August, 2018RussiaSigned a one year contract with Zenit St Petersburg.
20th November, 2018RussiaReleased by Zenit St Petersburg.
Career Moves
July 2008 - June 2009Lottomatica Roma (Italy)
June 2009 - June 2013Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
July 2013 - February 2016Detroit Pistons (NBA)
February 2016 - June 2016Orlando Magic (NBA)
July 2016 - February 2017New York Knicks (NBA)
March 2017 - June 2017Washington Wizards (NBA)
July 2017 - February 2018Shanxi (China)
February 2018 - March 2018Wisconsin Herd (G-League)
March 2018 - August 2018Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
August 2018 - November 2018Zenit St Pettersburg (Russia)
Articles about Brandon Jennings

June 29, 2017

Brandon Jennings
PG, 6’1, 170lbs, 27 years old, 8 years of experience

Brought in to do what Burke does better than Burke was doing it, yet instead was far worse. On the season for two teams, Jennings shot 33.0% on jump shots and 49.6% at the rim, both low marks, with the jump shot making up roughly 80% of his offence. As a Wizard only, though, Jennings shot 27.4% from the field, and offered basically nothing. Jennings is shooting less and less every year, but not because he is developing much as a half point facilitator, it instead seeming to be more due to a lack of confidence in his shot. Considering the jump shot is what made him relevant, he needs the confidence in it despite his struggles with it, and must have judicious use of it. Another year like this and he will not be an NBA player any longer.

Player Plan: Expiring $1.2 million contract. Played his way out of the league on it, though. May get a minimum deal somewhere, but not here.

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October 18, 2013

[...] In comparison, 36 such players have signed within those parameters in 2013. And in contrast to 2008, those names are often established quality role players who aren't quite stars and who rightly aren't being paid like it. At the top end, players like Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon, Brandon Jennings, Jarrett Jack, Jeff Teague and Carl Landry are all getting acceptable prices, perhaps $2 million annually less than they would have done five years ago. At the bottom end, established role players like Marreese Speights, Tony Allen and Chris Kaman are getting paid adequately for their useful role player production. And unlike in 2008, those deals like Kaman's are not too long. See also Greg Stiemsma, Tyler Hansbrough, Mike Dunleavy Jr, Dorell Wright and Randy Foye, none more than three years in length, some as short as one.

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March 14, 2012

[...] For their part, Milwaukee, as recently as this week rumored to be considering parting with their 22-year-old leading scorer, has seemingly decided to pair him with a player a little too similar for comfort. Their backcourt is now the undersized, inefficient, defensively questionable and poorly spaced lynchpin of everything they are trying to do. Nevertheless, Ellis gives the Warriors the isolation threat that they otherwise haven’t otherwise had, and a genuinely precocious offensive talent. The fit is very awkward, more so than the bonus of Udoh and the saving of salary offsets, and the long term prognosis for the team is harldy clearer, but the talent infusion is most apparent, most evidently in the short term. As duplicable as the backcourt is, it’s a good one. On balance, of the two teams, it appears Milwaukee comes out as the trade’s winner.

Neither side can be argued as being an emphatic winner, though. The Warriors are hereby committed to a short term future of three not-quite-All-Star players, one of whom incessantly suffers different injuries, and one of whom incessantly suffers the same injury time and again. Meanwhile, the Bucks commit themselves to a backcourt of two undersized, inefficient ball-dominant scorers, a series of useful wings who can’t create any offense, an excellent young forward whose contract expires in three months, and a front court consisting of Drew Gooden and a bunch of shot-blocking specialists. And probably lose their Aussie fanbase along the way.

[...] This, of course, isn’t it for either team. By making this deal, and deliberately putting themselves in a position where the only center on the roster is the mere shell of the once capable Biedrins, and gifting away their best player for someone injured long term, the Warriors seem to be setting themselves up for a tank job. (And if they’re not, they should be. Playoff experience is valuable, but Stephen Curry’s ankle is invaluable.) Additionally, the fact that Brandon Jennings is being kept through the deadline does not necessarily mean he is being kept through the whole of his rookie deal, and with Scott Skiles about to hit the four-year anniversary mark, he is about to test his own shelf life. Milwaukee has more to do and they know it.

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