Jennings is now on pace to return for next season, leaving the team with a pair of point guards. Coach Stan Van Gundy is confident the two can play together in the same backcourt, however.
"Early on, we talked about that with Brandon, as a staff, so it's not something I'm worried about. I think we know what we'd like to do if they're in the game together," Van Gundy said, per MLive. "I think it can work. I think that we've seen a vision of it already with (Russell) Westbrook and Reggie in Oklahoma City. They were certainly able to find minutes for both of them. So yeah, I've certainly thought about it. But that would be jumping the gun a little bit. The main thing is to get him back."
Jennings spoke to the media at the Pistons' draft lottery party. He's no longer on crutches.
Jennings said that team physical therapist Artie Kander thinks Jennings could be back on the court by August and ready in time for training camp.
"Progress," Jennings tweeted, as he showed the most recent milestone in his rehab from a torn Achilles that ended his 2014-15 season.
Jennings is expected to be ready at the start of training camp for next season.
"That's a difficult injury," Van Gundy said. "So far everything has gone good, so there's a lot of positives."
Jennings tore his Achilles' tendon in January, but he is expected to be ready for training camp.
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"The big thing with him is his aggressiveness and pushing the ball in transition and being aggressive on his pick and rolls," Van Gundy said. "I think when he does that, he's pretty effective. When he's just sort of playing with the ball and a little more tentative, then he runs himself into problems. He over dribbles at times, gets down in traffic. When he's on the attack north-south, I think he's very, very good."
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