Watch Brandon Jennings put on show for Knicks fans in preseason game

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Derrick Rose is in Los Angeles because of his rape trial, and that opened the door for Brandon Jennings to start for the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

And he was fun, playing with a little flair on his way to 11 points in the Knicks’ 90-88 win over the Wizards. He had the crowd on its feet a few times.

The night was an encapsulation of what Jennings has been since returning from a ruptured Achilles — he’s still got the handles and athleticism, but he’s just not an efficient shooter. It took 12 shots to get those 11 points, plus he had one assist in 26 minutes of play.

Jennings is going to get his chances this season playing behind Rose. Jennings bet on himself inking a one-year, 45 million deal, believing he can play himself into a bigger contract next season. We shall see. But if he keeps playing like this the fans will love him.