Knicks to waive Jennings

The New York Knicks waived Brandon Jennings in order to sign Chasson Randle.

The Knicks looked into trading Jennings after the point guard expressed a desire to move on, sources told ESPN, but no deal emerged prior to the deadline. He's averaging 24.6 minutes, 8.6 points, 4.9 assists, 2.6 rebounds, and 0.9 steals on a slash line of.380/.340/.756. Jennings is still a very capable point guard who can still score well while managing the floor.

The Knicks chose to release Jennings earlier today, and reports say that Jennings had asked for the chance to play on a playoff-bound team, something the New York Knicks most definitely are not.

For the Pistons to land Jennings, it would first require the 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard to clear waivers. Randle played his collegiate ball at Stanford, and has played nine games this season for the Philadelphia 76ers in his rookie season.

The Knicks' front office and coaching staff hadn't been enamored with Jennings' mindset admit the team's struggles this season, league sources said, and ownership agreed to pay him the balance of the $5M million owed him on his contract this season.

Randle will be signed for the remainder of the season, with a team option for next year, and is expected to be with the Knicks when they face the Raptors tonight.

Jennings was the 10th overall pick in the 2009 draft, coming out of Oak Hill Academy.

Brandon Jennings has reportedly been waived by the Knicks.

Prior to arriving in NY ahead of the 2016-2017 campaign, Jennings previously suited up for the Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic along the way.

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