Knicks, Brandon Jennings Agree to Terms
It's been a busy first few weeks of the offseason for Phil Jackson and Co in New York.
Already having completed a trade to bring Derrick Rose from the Bulls to the Knicks, Jackson kicked off free agency by agreeing in principle to a deal with big man Joakim Noah and forward Courtney Lee.
And on Monday, the Knicks agreed to terms with point guard Brandon Jennings.
Jennings signed a one-year deal worth $5 million. He's still just 26-years-old and has a track record of being a scoring guard. He has four games of 35 points or more in his career and has averaged 15.5 a game across his career. He averaged 19.1 in 2011-12.
I think it's a good move from the standpoint that it gives the Knicks more youth and more scoring. That said, Jennings likes to shoot, can he, Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis all co-exist?
The Knicks are at least going for it, and by signing Jennings to a one-year deal, they make themselves a player in the Russell Westbrook sweepstakes next offseason.