Jennings is dealing with a sore left Achilles and has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, Al Iannazzone of Newsday Sports reports. This is the first we've heard of the injury for Jennings, but with it being listed as soreness, it doesn't sound like anything too serious. The Knicks are likely just playing it cautious with Jennings, who will now get about a week off during the All-Star break to get back to full strength. With Jennings out, Ron Baker and Justin Holiday could pick up some extra minutes in the backcourt behind Derrick Rose at point guard.
Jennings will head to the bench for Sunday's tilt with the Spurs, Steve Popper of the USA Today reports. Jennings got the spot start in Friday's loss to the Nuggets, contributing six points (2-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt), 13 assists, two rebounds, and one steal across 39 minutes. Courtney Lee will slide back over to shooting guard with Willy Hernangomez getting the start at center, leaving Jennings to return to his role off the bench.
Jennings accumulated six points (2-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt), 13 assists, two rebounds, and one steal across 39 minutes during Friday's 131-123 loss to the Nuggets. Jennings got a spot start at shooting guard Friday as Kyle O'Quinn got bumped from the starting five and Kristaps Porzingis was shifted to center. While Jennings' only made field goals were two three-pointers, he continues to establish himself as a willing distributor for the Knicks, handing out a season-high 13 dimes in a fast-paced matchup against the Nuggets. He's now logged eight games this season with double-digit assists, three of which were double-doubles. Jennings normally has his best games when Derrick Rose is absent, but with the Knicks 11 games under .500, coach Jeff Hornacek seems willing to shake things up in the rotation. The Knicks' next contest comes Sunday against the Spurs, and it's worth keeping an eye open to see if Jennings is featured in the starting lineup once more with Rose healthy.
Jennings will draw the start at shooting guard for Friday's tilt against the Nuggets, voice of the Nuggets Jason Kosmicki reports. After providing 16 points and five assists in 28 minutes off the bench during Monday's contest, Jennings has seemingly earned his way into the starting lineup, effectively knocking Courtney Lee to the bench. While it remains to be seen how long this will last, Jennings could be a solid DFS option while his price still reflects his time on the bench.
Jennings provided 16 points (5-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-7 FT), five assists, three rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes off the bench in Monday's 121-107 loss to the Lakers. Jennings was undoubtedly a popular fantasy pickup after he provided a wealth of counting stats during his four-game run as the starting point guard in place of Derrick Rose (ankle), and though he moved back to a bench role Monday, Jennings still turned in a quality outing for those who kept him in their lineups. Even so, considering that Jennings is averaging only 7.0 points, 4.6 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 three-pointer in 22.0 minutes per game over 43 appearances off the bench this season, it's probably wise to fade this performance and not get overly invested in the 27-year-old.
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