The Detroit Pistons will be without starting point guard Brandon Jennings for at least three weeks.
Jennings has an impacted wisdom tooth and a hairline fracture at the base of the tooth. On Tuesday, the Pistons announced he will be re-evaluated after a three-week immobilization period. This means Jennings will likely miss the Pistons’ October 30 opener against the Washington Wizards.
Jennings was acquired by the Pistons from the Milwaukee Bucks and given a three-year, $24 million deal with the club. Jennings was the 10th overall pick of the 2009 draft by the Bucks. To acquire Jennings, the Pistons had to part ways with their first round pick in 2011 (eighth overall), former Kentucky Wildcats point guard Brandon Knight.
Last season, Jennings, playing with guards Monta Ellis and J.J. Redick (for a little less than half the season), averaged 17.5 points, 6.5 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. Jennings shot 39.9% from the field, 37.5% from beyond the arc and 81.9% from the free throw line.
The preseason hasn’t gone well for the Pistons. They have have also lost guard Rodney Stuckey to a thumb injury.