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mighty_lion
11-04-2009, 06:35 PM
Better than Chris Paul and Deron Williams?

After 3 games
22 points per game
5.3 assists per game
4.0 rebounds per game
1.7 steals per game
34.7 minutes
48% FG 50% 3pt FG

This is guy is putting up numbers better than CP3 and Deron did during their rookie season and just 20 years of age. If he continue to play this way, just wow. Just when everybody thought Ricky Rubio is the best PG in the draft.

coreytaylor
11-04-2009, 07:53 PM
I doubt if he can produce the same numbers if micheal redd will back in their line-up.

Schortsanitis
11-04-2009, 07:56 PM
What do you think of Brandon Jenning's ceiling?

I think he should ensure that its color won't clash with the color of his walls.

pio_valenz
11-04-2009, 10:31 PM
Why? Does it have a skylight?

mighty_lion
11-12-2009, 11:11 PM
After 6 games - 20.7 ppg, 5.2 apg, 4.3 rpg, 1.3 spg. 46% FG% 45% 3pt shooting.

Ekkk this kid is having a rookie year better than Derrick Rose and Deron Williams. I know it is just 6 games but he is getting better and better.

32 points 9 assists 4 rebounds against Denver. Denver played with Melo, Billups, JR Smith, Nene and Martin. Milwaukee only had Jennings, Bogut and scrubs. Michael Redd is injured.

mighty_lion
11-15-2009, 03:16 PM
Jennings Posts 55 Against Warriors (http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/62787/20091114/jennings_posts_55_against_warriors/)

Rookie Brandon Jennings scored 55 points in just his seventh NBA game as the Milwaukee Bucks came from behind to beat the Golden State Warriors 129-125 on Saturday night.

Jennings put up 29 points in the third quarter by shooting 12 of 13 from the field. His only miss came from a three-pointer with five seconds remaining in the period.

The 10th overall pick finished 21 of 34--including seven of eight from three-point land--while adding five rebounds and five assists.

The last Bucks player to score 50+ in a game was Michael Redd, who scored a franchise record 57 points on November 11, 2006 against Utah. The record for most points scored by a rookie in an NBA game is held by Wilt Chamberlain who twiced scored 58 points for the Philadelphia Warriors (Now Golden State) in 1960.

Milwaukee improved to 5-2 on the season.


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Its hard to deny the kid is getting better and better each day. Just when everyone thought Rubio is the best PG in the league.

coreytaylor
11-20-2009, 06:08 PM
Passing on Jennings could cost Knicks LeBron
By Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AjYSBvv02IgLC9w16vPxg8Q5nYcB?slug=dw-iversonknicks111909&prov=yhoo&type=lgn

Last spring, the New York Knicks were intrigued enough about Brandon Jennings(notes) that they brought the point guard in for not one, but two, private predraft workouts. Jennings was the trailblazing high school star who took his game from Compton, Calif., to Rome, bypassing the standard year of NBA-mandated, NCAA purgatory.

Jennings had his backers inside the Knicks organization. No, he hadn’t played much as a professional in Italy, but his development and demeanor in practice were there for anyone willing to look.

Considering New York’s bottomless scouting budget, the fact it was desperate for a point guard and had already mortgaged multiple seasons in pursuit of LeBron James(notes) next summer, you’d have thought getting a read on Jennings would’ve been a priority for Knicks general manager Donnie Walsh.

Apparently, it wasn’t. Not even repeated workouts were enough. That included a head-to-head with Tyreke Evans(notes) (who would be taken fourth by the Sacramento Kings) where observers say Jennings more than held his own.

New York, sitting at No. 8 in last June’s draft, desperate for just the franchise-changing talent that Jennings offered, passed anyway. They went with big man Jordan Hill(notes) from the University of Arizona.

Jennings slid to Milwaukee, where the 20-year-old has electrified the league. He’s flirting with triple-doubles one night, dropping 55 points the next. There haven’t been many debuts like this. The 6-3 Bucks are even winning.

Hill, meanwhile, is averaging 4.2 points a game in reserve duty. New York is a pathetic 2-9.

This is more than a classic case of a blown draft pick, though. New York isn’t alone in missing on Jennings. The implications for the Knicks, however, could be far more wide-ranging and long-lasting than other teams.

The Knicks could’ve entered the Summer of LeBron ready to court the King with the lure of playing along a franchise point guard and tremendous outside shooter – two things he’s mostly lacked during his time in Cleveland. Instead, the Knicks look like their typical circus self.

Now the Knicks are considering signing Allen Iverson(notes) after he cleared waivers on Thursday. It’s the surest sign of desperation in the NBA. There’s nothing left with Iverson, just fading hype and a sure-bet soap opera to come.

Yet, that’s what Donnie Walsh’s front office has become – potentially picking through the Memphis Grizzlies’ scrap heap in search of a pulse of excitement to fool the fans.

So this is how you show LeBron you’re a viable destination? This is how you demonstrate you have the shrewd basketball minds capable of building a winner around him?

Contemplating Allen Iverson?

It was always going to take a leap of faith for James to choose New York. Yes, the Knicks have salary cap space. Yes, they have Broadway. Yes, they have Madison Square Garden, which still turns LeBron into a wide-eyed kid.

They also have one of the worst rosters in the NBA, and there’s little sign that the guys in charge are capable of changing it.

James has put a moratorium on speaking publicly about his decision, which doesn’t mean he isn’t paying attention. He is a student of the game, keenly aware of how the NBA works.

If he leaves Cleveland, then it’s not solely because of money. Under NBA rules the Cavs can pay him more. The way he’s become a global endorser from Northeast Ohio, it’s not certain the bright lights of Manhattan can make that much of a difference to his already outrageous bank account.

If LeBron leaves Cleveland, it’s in pursuit of a championship. It’s about no longer trusting the Cavs to put pieces in place to get a championship ring. Presuming they don’t win it this season, James would’ve given them seven seasons to make it happen.

Next summer will be a choice of competence as much as compensation.

In James’ only New York appearance earlier this month, he was wooed by rappers and actors and Yankees sitting courtside.

Brandon Jennings darting through the key would’ve made a far bigger impact.

A Jennings-James combo is one to dream about. Imagine the lightning quick, pure point guard LeBron has always needed. Imagine the same player having such a deft shooting stroke – honed during 1,000-shot-per-day sessions before and after practice in Europe – that he can then wait for kick-out passes when James barrels down the lane.

Most of all, imagine the dose of credibility the pick would’ve given the Knicks’ new regime. Yes, we inherited a mess, they could argue. Yes, we still have ways to go, but look at our talent evaluation. We just plucked the Rookie of the Year off an Italian practice squad.

Knicks fans would be beside themselves with the Jennings show, MSG rocking nightly. Nothing charges that city up like a young, breathless talent.

“I didn’t have a good feel for his game,” Walsh told the New York Post. “I went to Europe to see him at a draft camp and he didn’t show. We brought him in here and the situation is not running up and down, five-on-five. So going into the draft, I didn’t get a good feeling.”

At least Donnie Walsh is honest. It’s still his fault.

He had scouts in Europe and some of them, sources say, lobbied hard for Jennings. He could’ve made repeated trips. They brought the kid in twice for workouts.

In a draft as weak as last season’s, with the Knicks in such a critical need of talent and so much riding on the choice, there isn’t an excuse for not seeing what Milwaukee and its fraction of a scouting budget saw.

New York didn’t just blow its shot at the NBA’s next great point guard last June. They may have blown their shot at LeBron James.

mighty_lion
11-20-2009, 06:36 PM
After 9 games 24.8 ppg, 5.8 apg, 4.5 rpg, 1.1 spg, 3.8 to 47% FG 56% 3pt

And Bucks is 6-3. Hello CP3, DWill and Rose.

pio_valenz
11-20-2009, 07:22 PM
Some GMs have a lot of explaining to do on why they passed up on Jennings. For a rookie to score 55 points...not even MJ or Lebron did that.

Joescoundrel
11-20-2009, 11:34 PM
^ Pio, maybe its just one of those "in the zone" games that will never happen again this year or even in the next five years of his career.

dark_seid
11-21-2009, 07:29 AM
check out what sonny vaccaro has/had to say about the processes leading up the draft http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/10812/sonny-vaccaro-brandon-jennings-broke-the-mold-part-one and the decision-making by brandon to go to europe http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/10853/sonny-vaccaro-brandon-jennings-broke-the-mold-part-two

we don't know about the other side of the coin but it does get us a look at how he landed where he did in the draft.

erichubert
11-21-2009, 12:07 PM
I don't think this is just one of those "in the zone" things, Jennings is the real deal, his ceiling is very high and his future is really bright, because this kid is driven and loves the game. A lot of these kids coming to the NBA are talented but only few have their attitudes in place and Jennings is one of them.

mighty_lion
11-21-2009, 07:42 PM
Another splendid performance against the Bobcats. Bobcats suck but they are one of the better defensive teams this season.

29 poits, 7 assists, 4 rebounds 52% FG and 2 turnovers for the win. Bogut did not play and will be out for a while.

Just wow.

myktristan
11-22-2009, 07:45 PM
GM's on fantasy league are feeling lucky right now that they have Jennings on their team...^_^

maverick
11-28-2009, 11:44 PM
Iverson 2 in the making. Very Athletic. Too early to proclaim him a major long term blockbuster, but he has helped his team big time by providing the offense in the absence of Redd. Redd has become overrated due to his injuries.

Can't believe this guy averaged single digits in Europe. Happy he's maximizing his opportunities. But once defenses start to really focus on him, he's got to continue proving himself as a contributor. And if he consistently still leads his team to winning games, by golly, yes, he's the real deal.

Mel
12-29-2009, 09:59 AM
Lately, he has been overshadowed by Tyreke Evans. :)

MonL
12-29-2009, 10:49 AM
^That's because he now has to "share the wealth" with the come backing Redd.

Mel
01-07-2010, 01:27 PM
http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nba_experts__42/ept_sports_nba_experts-125056935-1262790021.jpg?ymFmjeCDcZKpr3pJ


The brand new 'do is attracting a lot of attention and Kid N' Play googling, but it's nothing Jennings hasn't done before. Back when he was a wide-eyed high schooler who figured out he could make more money in Europe than in college, he had the same thing going on.

coreytaylor
01-07-2010, 03:54 PM
http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nba_experts__42/ept_sports_nba_experts-125056935-1262790021.jpg?ymFmjeCDcZKpr3pJ


The 2nd picture reminds of a player in "The Sixth Man" movie starring Marlon Wayans.

mighty_lion
01-07-2010, 04:14 PM
He has been struggling as of late as defense is now concentrated on him. I was able to watch him play twice last month and I would say he is far away becoming the next Iverson. The kid do not look for his own shots that much and always try to involve his teammates.

Nagtatalo ang Bucks nung bumalik si Redd.

a_ron
01-07-2010, 04:27 PM
PPG 19.0 RPG 3.80 APG 5.9 E,latest stats

coreytaylor
01-15-2010, 03:35 PM
Looks like his stats is dipping. Told you he won't be able to sustain his stats now that Redd is back.

MonL
01-15-2010, 05:59 PM
Looks like his stats is dipping. Told you he won't be able to sustain his stats now that Redd is back.


Redd is out for the season after re-injuring his surgically repaired left knee. Blown ACL again. :(

john_paul_manahan
01-28-2010, 11:15 PM
Looks like his stats is dipping. Told you he won't be able to sustain his stats now that Redd is back.


Brandon Jennings, meet the Wall. Now get cozy. ;D