Brandon Jennings‘ 2016-17 season showed his problematic fit in the NBA.
Caught between a rock and a hard place, Jennings is headed to China.
NBA free agent guard Brandon Jennings tells The Undefeated he has accepted a one-year, $1.5 million deal to play for China Shanxi. Jennings hopes to return to the NBA after his season in China concludes.
Jennings’ NBA minimum is $2,106,470. Taxes matter, but it doesn’t seem he’s going overseas for the cash.
This seems like a decision the NBA made for him.
Jennings looks uncomfortable in anything less than a high-volume role. He’s also not nearly good enough to justify a high-volume role, except maybe on weak bench units on bad teams. But bad teams generally prioritize younger players.
Unless Jennings changes his game, he’ll have a hard time getting back into the NBA.