Although Brandon Jennings had a rather disappointing debut with the Washington Wizards, he made up for it with his post-game comments. It’s clear that now that he’s with a contender, Jennings is going to change his game into the role player Washington needs in order to compete for an Eastern Conference title.
The following is from Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic.
“I’m in the same position I was in New York, but just in a better system for me personally and with a team that actually plays together,” he said.
Brandon Jennings seems happier with his new squad. pic.twitter.com/2j9tDUXGAc
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 4, 2017
Jennings may be taking a shot at the New York Knicks, but while doing so, he made it seem like he’s very excited to be a Wizard. He’s obviously excited to finally be a part of a winning team that has a legit shot at making the Eastern Conference Finals.
After a slow start to the season, the starters turned the season around by working together and playing as one. The chemistry on this team is much better than it was at any time last season and should be credited for their success this year.
Washington’s chemistry is exactly what New York lacked while Jennings was there. With Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks has the talents they needed to make the playoffs, but they did not work well enough together. With the Wizards, Jennings now has a chance to play with even more talent and a team that works together much better.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) March 2, 2017
With stars on the team that can take on the bulk of the scoring load, Jennings is in the perfect situation for him. While on the Knicks, he was expected to score more but was unable to do so, but now he only needs to be an asset coming off the bench. While sitting behind John Wall and Bradley Beal, Jennings will no longer be a focus of the opposing defense and he will see himself taking more open shots.
Jennings is certainly going to be a great addition for Washington as they add another veteran and scoring presence off the bench. His debut may not have been the greatest, but as the season comes to a close, the bench will be heavily improved.