Dec 15, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings (3) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe (12) during the fourth quarter at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Clippers won 111-85. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Old Faces In New Places: Brandon Jennings

Old Team: Milwaukee Bucks

New Team: Detroit Pistons

Role: Starter

Best Case Scenario: Brandon Jennings didn’t want the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Bucks didn’t want Jennings. It worked out for both parties. Jennings will thrive with the Pistons. He will have a great backcourt mate with Rodney Stuckey, and a frontcourt with size and athleticism in Josh Smith and Greg Monroe. Jennings won’t be asked to carry the load like he was in Milwaukee. He should shoot much better than the 40 percent he did from the field last year. His numbers will dip below his normal averages, but his assists should get a boost with his new teammates. I see Jennings averaging about 15 points and 7 assists a game. He will have the Pistons fighting for one of the final playoff spots.

Worst Case Scenario: Jennings will shoot a horrible percentage, trying to fit in with his new teammates. He will get his numbers, but at the expense of the team in general. He’s never been known as a guy who really cares about winning, putting his individual statistics above all else. He will score 20 points a game, but his team will be at the bottom of the East.

What Will Really Happen: He will be the same player he was in Milwaukee. He will have his hot games, along with the many awful shooting nights. He will get his normal numbers of about 17 points a game and 6 assists. Jennings won’t help the Pistons get on top of the Eastern Conference anytime soon.


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