Apparently, former Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings was forced to take bad shots because of a lack of an offense. I will admit Milwaukee’s shooters were nowhere to be found at times, but it is not as if the Bucks were incapable of putting up points. Is Jennings right to blame his bad shot selection on the team?
“The things I was doing in Milwaukee, I won’t have to do here,” Jennings said, according to Fox Sports Wisconsin. “(Like) take all those bad shots, because we have so many pieces.”
Milwaukee ranked 12th in the NBA last season with an average of 98.9 points per game. That means it was not all on Jennings to score, even though he did rank second on the team with 13.3 points per game. For him to sit here and say that the only reason he is a horrible shooter is because the Bucks forced him to take insane shots is absolutely ridiculous.
Jennings can believe that the Detroit Pistons will be a better team all he wants. There certainly is talent on the roster. However, Josh Smith and Jennings are both known for throwing up unnecessary shots. To have two players on the court at the same time who do that will not bode well for the Pistons.
Jennings is determined to show the league that he is a completely different player then what everyone saw in Milwaukee.
“I have that chip on my shoulder,” Jennings said, according to Fox Sports Wisconsin. “This year I think you are going to see a whole different player. All the talent I have around me, the veterans that are in the locker room, all these guys played at a high level. I can just be myself and who I was five years ago when I was in high school, playing AAU basketball.”
One thing is for certain, it will be interesting to see what he has to say after the first time he does make less than a third of shots due to bad selection.