According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the New York Knicks and point guard Brandon Jennings have decided to part ways.
New York Knicks point guard Brandon Jennings signed a sweetheart deal (one-year, $5 million) this summer to finally play for the team that passed on him in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Eight months later, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that Jennings was waived to make room D-league star Chasson Randle.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 27, 2017
According to Marc Spears of ESPN, Jennings left by choice. He wanted to go to a contender. Such a remarkable 180 from the guy who called the Knicks a
Jennings talked trash during the preseason and was vocal about the obvious flaws in New York’s defense. He compared himself (perhaps a little prematurely) and Joakim Noah to John Starks and Anthony Mason. The dude bought into the New York life.
Unfortunately, his play didn’t back it up. He’s averaging 24.6 minutes, 8.6 points, 4.9 assists, 2.6 rebounds, and 0.9 steals on a slash line of .380/.340/.756.