The New York Knicks have agreed a one-year deal worth a reported $5 million with Brandon Jennings.
Jennings will fill in the gap behind Derrick Rose as the back-up point guard for the Knicks.
The tenth pick of the 2009 draft performed very well in his first six seasons, nearly managing an average of 20 points per game in 2011/12.
He suffered a devastating achilles tear in January 2015, ending a superb run of form at the Detroit Pistons under Stan van Gundy. Van Gundy chose to trade for Reggie Jackson, which essentially put an end to Jennings’ status as the starter in Detroit at the 1.
The former Buck was subsequently traded to the Magic, where he played a bit-part role over the course of 25 games.
New York will be ecstatic at a presumed starting calibre point guard in his prime joining the set-up on a very reasonable deal. Phil Jackson seems to have restored faith in the fan base with the outcomes of this off-season, also bringing in Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee as the starters for next season.