Community Shootaround: Brandon Jennings

The Knicks released Brandon Jennings earlier today after the point guard asked for an opportunity to join a playoff team. Jennings, who signed a one-year, $5MM deal with New York in the offseason, will have the opportunity to sign with any team should he clear waivers.

He was initially linked to the Hornets, but it was later reported that Charlotte was unlikely to pursue the former No. 10 overall pick. The Wizards have been mentioned as a landing spot, with Marc Stein of reporting that Washington is at the “front of the line.”

Washington would be a great fit for the point guard. The franchise’s starting five can compete with any team in the league, but its bench unit is an area of concern. The Wizards addressed the issue by adding Bojan Bogdanovic in a trade with the Nets, but they could use another player who can create offense off in their second unit.

So that leads us to tonight’s shootaround topic: Which team would be the best fit for Brandon Jennings? Should he sign with the Wizards or should another team make a run at signing the 27-year-old?

The Jazz could use a point guard off the bench. The team wants to make a postseason run and adding Jennings could provide insurance of sorts in case George Hill can’t stay on the court. Utah has roughly 13.6MM in cap space, so the team could claim Jennings and not have to worry about convincing him to sign.

The Pelicans are thin in the backcourt after the DeMarcus Cousins trade. Jennings could provide the team with depth as it looks to win the Western Conference eighth seed race.

It appears Kyle Lowry is going to miss the rest of the regular season for the Raptors and while Jennings isn’t going to match Lowry’s impact on the nightly basis, he’s not a bad replacement for a team that’s looking to maintain a top-4 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Do you think any of these teams should make a run at Jennings or is there another team that would be a better fit. Take to the comment section below. We look forward to what you have to say!

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