Brandon Jennings is back.
The dynamic point guard who blew out his Achilles last season made his return to the court Tuesday night for Detroit in their game against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Pistons announced it this way.
Jennings looked a little slowed and rusty, as to be expected, but it was good to see him getting a little run.
Expect his name to come up in trade talks. Before his injury Jennings was playing well, knocking down threes, and had a PER of 19.7. However, this past summer Stan Van Gundy gave Reggie Jackson an $80 million contract because of his chemistry with Andre Drummond, and with Jennings in the last year of his deal the Pistons will consider moving him. As he gets healthier, expect Van Gundy to showcase Jennings at the point more. That said, for a rental coming off a major injury, the Pistons are not going to get much in return for Jennings.
All that is speculation, the bottom line is it’s good to see Jennings on the court again.