By Brad Kallet
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According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the Knicks are interested in upgrading at the point-guard position, and they have several players on their radar.
One of those players is the Pistons’ Brandon Jennings, Isola reports.
Jennings, 26, made his season debut on Tuesday night in Detroit’s 108-96 loss to the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
The former first-round pick ruptured his left Achilles tendon nearly 11 months ago. In his first game of the season he scored seven points and had four assists in 17 minutes.
Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy still believes that Jennings can be an effective starting point guard in the NBA.
“Oh yeah, I don’t think there is any doubt,” Van Gundy said, according to Isola. “Brandon is coming back well off of the injury and he’s a guy who just absolutely loves to play, loves to be in the gym. He’s still young, he’s still 26. I don’t think there’s any doubt he’ll be a starting point guard in this league again.”
Jennings is currently a backup behind Reggie Jackson, who signed a five-year, $80 million contract with Detroit in July. Jennings will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Jennings averaged more than 15 points per game in his first six seasons in the league.
The point guards on the Knicks’ roster include Jose Calderon (7.2 points per game), Langston Galloway (7.8 points per game) and Jerian Grant (5.1 points per game).