The New York Knicks made another offseason splash signing on Monday. According to CSN's Vincent Goodwill, the Knicks have agreed on a one-year, $5 million deal with guard Brandon Jennings. He confirmed the news himself on Twitter:
...— Brandon Jennings (@thinkiminthe90s) July 4, 2016
Can't wait to play in the Mecca!! Excited to be joining such a historic franchise @NYKNICKS!!!— Brandon Jennings (@thinkiminthe90s) July 4, 2016
Returning from an Achilles injury last season, Jennings split time between the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic. Always a streaky player, Jennings averaged 6.9 points while shooting 36.8 percent and 32.9 percent from three to go with 3.5 assists last season. Not eye-boggling numbers, yet Jennings should be a solid fit in New York as Derrick Rose's primary backup. Jennings can come off the bench and run New York's second unit while also being perhaps the Knicks' best bench scorer. This type of role -- a scorer off the bench -- seems like what Jennings has always been destined to be as his early parts of his career were filled with several high scoring games.
Overall, it is a solid signing by the Knicks. Similar to Rose, Jennings is a one-year experiment for the Knicks. If he plays well, they can re-sign him and if he doesn't, then the Knicks can just let him go elsewhere after the season ends. A win-win solution for the Knicks, who seem poised to be one of the better teams in the East next season.