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insidehoops 09-01-2013 05:30 AM

Brandon Jennings must alter shoot-first mentality
 
His salary: $7,655,503 (first year of three-year, $24-million deal).

Looking ahead: Despite a logjam at point guard, it would be an upset if he isnít in the starting lineup on opening night. He will be asked to temper his shoot-first tendencies and run the team. He is a talent upgrade over Knight. But can he realize his potential with the Pistons?

-- Detroit Free Press

ZMonkey11 09-01-2013 05:25 PM

Re: Brandon Jennings must alter shoot-first mentality
 
If he keeps his shoot first mentality at the beginning of the season, I'd love to see Billups start and play inside out. Monroe, Drummond, and Smith all have shown they have skills dishing out the ball. Billups and KCP waiting in the wings while the bigs find each other for easy lobs and movement would be awesome.

Pop in Jennings for instant offense and see what he can do while the bigs clean up his mess.

But if Jennings does temper his shooting and learns to pass first, watch out nah!

dd24 09-03-2013 05:44 PM

Re: Brandon Jennings must alter shoot-first mentality
 
Jennings never had scorers around him before. He had to carry the majority of the load scoring. Now he has plenty of options around him. I think he realizes this, appreciates it, and will make the most of this opportunity.

Aussie Dunker 09-04-2013 02:30 AM

Re: Brandon Jennings must alter shoot-first mentality
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dd24
Jennings never had scorers around him before. He had to carry the majority of the load scoring. Now he has plenty of options around him. I think he realizes this, appreciates it, and will make the most of this opportunity.


I agree 100% with you mate :cheers:

I think we are going to see a completely different version of Jennings, he has a real chance to recreate his image and reputation here with a fresh start. My predictions:

-Averages career high FG% (really not that hard since he has terrible %'s)
-Averages 8+ assists
-Becomes popular with the fans

dd24 09-04-2013 02:33 AM

Re: Brandon Jennings must alter shoot-first mentality
 
I think 8+ assists might be tough for him to average with this team. Monroe & Smith are very good passers too and get a decent amount of assists for big men. I think there's going to be times that the offense runs through them and that could cut down that assist number. I think it'll be closer to around 7. If he & Dre really gel with the pick & roll it could be more though.


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