Brandon Jennings To Play In Russia

12:13pm: Zenit St. Petersburg has formally issued a press release announcing the signing of Jennings.

11:09am: Having been waived by the Bucks earlier this month, longtime NBA guard Brandon Jennings is expected to head overseas for the coming season to play for Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg, according to Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops.

Veteran agent Misko Raznatovic hinted at Jennings’ next move earlier this morning, tweeting, “2008 Rome, Italy…. 2018 Europe again! Welcome to Russia!” Jennings’ professional career began during the 2008/09 season, when he played for Pallacanestro Virtus Roma in Italy.

Jennings, a former 10th overall pick, returned to Milwaukee down the stretch last season after a stint with Shanxi in China. The 28-year-old appeared in 14 regular season contests for the Bucks, averaging 5.5 PPG, 3.1 APG, and 2.2 RPG with a .375/.273/1.000 shooting line. His contract with the club was non-guaranteed for 2018/19, so the Bucks released him on August 1 before his salary could become guaranteed.

Over the course of his NBA career, Jennings has averaged 14.1 PPG and 5.7 APG in 555 regular season contests for the Bucks, Pistons, Knicks, Magic, and Wizards. However, his production has been down since he tore his Achilles in 2015.

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5 thoughts on “Brandon Jennings To Play In Russia

  1. sigmanj

    Still a useful, end of bench, NBA piece. He’ll be back.

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  2. jump shot

    So, in hindsight, would hoopsrumors followers consider Jennings’ nba career a success- taking the unorthodox route from hs to overseas for a year instead of college? Or would it (his career) have been the same -or better – had he went to college for that year instead?

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