NBA trade rumors: Brandon Jennings of Detroit Pistons may be headed to Knicks
There are reasons to believe that the under pressure Knicks may opt for a deal for Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Jennings. Notwithstanding the fact that the trade deadline is months away, things are already heating up as far as the New York Knicks are concerned.
There are reasons to believe that around a dozen, or at least ten Knicks contracts will officially be eligible to be traded beginning Tuesday. Though the team management is not yet ready to speak out openly about them, the way rumors are spreading thick and fast, we can be pretty sure about the prospects.
Those who are unable to perform are on the chopping list. With Knicks point guards (Jose Calderon and rookie Jerian Grant) struggling, the front office may opt for an upgrade, though The Post’s Marc Berman noted Phil Jackson will be more interested in chasing free agents like Mike Conley and Rajon Rondo next summer.
A report in the Post while talking about it says, â€œOne point guard available now is Detroit’s backup Brandon Jennings. He’s returning from an Achilles tear and could make his season debut this month. Sources indicated most teams would wait until Jennings plays a few games because of the nastiness of Achilles injuries. The Pistons have their new starting point guard in Reggie Jackson, and Jennings is in the last year of a three-year, $15 million deal. Trading the pact of Calderon, a former Piston, for Jennings straight-up wouldn’t do the trick but adding Grant or a big man to a package could be more enticing. Grant did not play in Portland on Saturday after playing three minutes in Sacramentoâ€.