Jennings will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Sixers, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. With Derrick Rose a no show for Monday's game against the Pelicans, Jennings jumped into the starting lineup and had a strong showing with 20 points, five rebounds and four assists over 29 minutes. However, Rose returns after dealing with a personal issue and will jump back into his spot in the starting lineup at point guard, relegating Jennings back to his usual role off the bench. Jennings should see minutes much closer to his season average of 23.6 on Wednesday.
Jennings posted 20 points (8-14 FG, 4-9 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists and two steals with across 29 minutes with the starting unit in Monday's 110-96 loss to the Pelicans. Jennings took advantage of his spot start by tallying just his second 20-plus point game of the season. It's still unclear why Knicks' starting point guard, Derrick Rose, was held out of the game or if he'll be held out of any more in the future, but Jennings is a proven scorer that could be a cheap fantasy option if Rose is out for an extended period of time.
Jennings will start at point guard for Monday's game against the Pelicans. Derrick Rose was a late scratch Monday for undisclosed reasons, which allows Jennings to jump into the starting five. He should see the bulk of the workload at point guard in Rose's absence, which should mean a decent uptick in minutes from his season average of 23.5 per game.
Jennings scored 17 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-5 FT) while adding four assists and three rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 123-109 loss to the Pacers. After playing only five minutes and going scoreless in Friday's win over the Bucks, Jennings bounced back in a big way Saturday. He's only scored in double digits three times in the last 10 games however, and his lack of production from the Knicks' second unit has played its part in their 3-7 record over that stretch.
Jennings started at shooting guard and tallied a season-high 32 points (12-22 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 5-7 FT), seven assists, five rebounds and one block across 41 minutes in a 129-122 loss to the Rockets on Saturday. Jennings has played alongside starting point guard Derrick Rose only for brief spurts throughout the season, but upon entering the starting lineup Saturday for the injured Courtney Lee (wrist), Jennings thrived while working off the ball. Along with Lee, Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) sat out, which afforded Jennings more usage than he otherwise might receive, and he took full advantage with a strong shooting night across the board. Jennings should benefit from some elevated playing time if Lee is to miss further contests, but the 27-year-old is only expected to possess short-term fantasy value for the time being.
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