It’s too bad Brandon Jennings can’t play his former Milwaukee Bucks team every night. He’d be one of the best players in the league if he could.
Jennings is starting to come around with the Detroit Pistons, who had won back-to-back games over the Brooklyn Nets and the Bucks. Both the Nets and Bucks are struggling right now and the Pistons, 6-8, were able to take advantage of that. They have a chance to actually be a .500 team, or better, after the first couple months of NBA action. That’s definitely a step in the right direction.
The Pistons, with a 113-94 win over the Bucks, also made their trade to get Jennings look decent considering Brandon Knight, the former Detroit guard, only had seven points. Khris Middleton, whom the Pistons also dealt to the Bucks, along with Knight, did look solid for the Bucks with 14 points.
But Jennings is starting to look like the coveted guard the Pistons thought they had when they got him from the Bucks. He played early 36 minutes and was 5-of-10 from the floor including 4-of-6 in threes and was 1-of-2 in free throws for 15 points. He also had two steals and two rebounds.
The fact he had four turnovers can be overlooked by another amazing stat: he dished out 13 assists. He entered the contest with 8.4 assists per game, not to mention 15.7 points and 3.3 rebounds.
After overcoming a preseason injury, Jennings is earning his paycheck with the Pistons. When some of his other teammates do the same, the Pistons could be a dangerous team.