Brandon Jennings to Detroit: 3 Reasons Why the Deal Happened

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3.) Go-To Player

Nov 3, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings (3) shoots during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Bucks defeated the Cavaliers 105-102. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

- The Pistons have lacked a “go-to” scorer ever since the Chauncey Billups trade of ’08. Detroit tried to turn Ben Gordon into that player by signing him to a contract that I’m pretty sure is illegal in many states across the nation. Jennings has hit his share of game-winners and big time baskets, and he brings a sense of relief to Mo Cheek’s huddle when the games wind down.

Jennings at age 23 (24 at the start of the season), is still a very young player that does need maturing and grooming at the point guard spot, but is years ahead of the other option that was Brandon Knight. Jennings too struggles with handling the ball as he posted a career high 2.5 turnovers last year for the Bucks. But Jennings dished out almost 7 assists a game in almost 6 more minutes than Knight.

Under the right guidance(Cheeks and Billups) Jennings could has the potential into the next great point guard in Detroit Pistons franchise history when it is all said and done.

Well played Dumars, well played..


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Topics: Brandon Jennings, Brandon Knight, Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons, Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks, Mo Cheeks, Viacheslav Kravtsov

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