When Knicks president Phil Jackson signed Brandon Jennings to a one-year deal this summer, he did so telling the embattled point guard to compete for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award.
Two games into the season, Jennings isn’t so sure that will happen.
Not happening bro. Let's just get to the playoffs. I'm cool w/ that https://t.co/w8DGbXkIum
— Brandon Jennings (@brandonjennings) October 30, 2016
@brandonjennings got you got sixth man of the year
— Lil Pistol (@_TezeNCOB) October 30, 2016
The 27-year-old Jennings has combined for only 13 points on 3-for-11 shooting in his first two games.
Last year’s Sixth Man of the Year, Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, averaged 14.2 points and 2.3 assists through 79 games. Others receiving votes were Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala, Oklahoma City’s Enes Kanter, Denver’s Will Barton and now-Blazers wing Evan Turner.
Over the summer, Jennings said New York was the only team to offer him a contract this season. The contract was only for one year, though, so the fiery point guard may need to compete for that award if he wishes to remain in the NBA.
The Knicks may also look to keep the guys together if the roster makes a playoff run.