I’m not exactly sure what to make of Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings. The guy is dripping in natural talent, but like so many before him, he seems to struggle with the mental side of the game.
Jennings, who formerly played for the Milwaukee Bucks was often viewed as somewhat of a malcontent, volume shooting, score first guard. But Jennings wanted to change that (at least, so he said) when he was traded to the Detroit Pistons during the NBA offseason.
Apparently, Jennings thinks he’s doing that as the guard told the media on Sunday that he gets so into passing, he forgets to score. And that might make some sense if Jennings wasn’t leading the team in shot attempts:
Jennings on shooting struggles (36%): “I’m so into passing that I kind of forget I can score sometimes.” Related: he leads team in shots.
Jennings is what he is – a volume shooter. It doesn’t have to be that way, Jennings just makes it that way by taking poor shots.
Jennings has one season where he’s shot higher than 39% on the year.