Brandon Jennings should Pass more or keep Scoring?
I miss the Yung Buck from his Oak Hill days where he would drop over 10 assist per game. I understand he scores more than he passes, because he has to. I just wish he would go back to that pass first PG mentality he had. He is not a player who SHOULD be your #1 option, because he does all the little things well as a facilitator, especially if he has a true #1 go to guy. Redd was the #1 option for that Bucks team, but ever since his career been going downhill with injuries, Jennings was given the green light from Day 1 to chuck it 10000 times. I'm getting fed up already, with hearing all the talks of him being on the block. Why shop your franchise player who took you to the playoffs as a 19 year old rookie. That's all the promise you need to see right there as an owner or head coach of the Bucks. Just get the key pieces to surround him, for him to get in the flow of things, to be that FACILITATOR he was known for being coming out of HS.
I disagree, I think he chooses to shoot more. He was constantly pulled in his rookie season for shooting too much. I think he should pass more to Andrew Bogut because he has the passing ability to make Bogut a top 2 center in the NBA.
If you think he should pass more ALSO! Why are you disagreeing with me? I don't think he chooses to it's much more of a need than want IMO. He could've been a 20ppg scorer at Oak Hill if he CHOSE to score.
Is it just me, or does he look less explosive now, compare to when he was in high school? The guy was a sick dunker in HS. He also looked faster and quicker back then.
I agree he should pass more, I disagree on the idea of him getting the green light to score. My bad.
This is a guy who loves to pass first, but with the lack of options he has no choice but to chuck it. Give him a legitimate NBA Superstar on his team that's a #1 option & watch how the PPG go down & the APG go up.
he has to score a lot because the bucks are arguably the worst offensive team in the NBA eclipsing 100 points just 21 out of the 82 games
he needs to be more aggressive in general, sometimes he gets too passive when he looks to be a pass first player.
The problem is his game is not seamless, as a point guard that's a huge issue. It's as if he has two different games. Jennings the scorer, and Jennings the passer. When he wants to score he'll do whatever he can to get a shot off no matter how ridiculous. If he wants to be a passer he won't even look at the hoop even if he's wide open. Being a point guard is about reading the defense and reacting. You should never have your mind set on what you should do. Right now Jennings doesn't have that understanding so it hurts him greatly.
yeah he doesn't let the game come to him, its almost as if he decides to shoot or pass before the possesion even starts instead of reading the defense and doing doing what he should based on what is given to him...... He would be much better as a pass-first guard becasue he has one of the leats efficient offensive games out of anyone in the league from a percentage standpoint and from the amount of shots he forces and the degree of difficulty in most of his shots.
With the Bucks having several major injury issues last season, I fully agree with Taylor C that Brandon had to almost carry the scoring himself for large periods and as is said above Brandon isn't a true shoot first PG so he's stuck a bit between two roles. The Bucks play a defensive game and try to restrict the opposition and win games that way, if a team gets anywhere near 100 points against them then they are in trouble as they struggle to reach that stat very often.
Really since Michael Redd had his injury issues and when they traded Richard Jefferson and Charlie V moved on, they have lacked a volume scorer. I agree that Bogut could be fed more and should surely be good for 15ppg at least but that only covers their offensive weaknesses a bit and with Bogut often missing 10 to 15 games a season then he cannot be expected to carry the team's offence.
Due to the make up of their roster and the length of contracts they have, the Bucks may have to rely on collective scoring from Jennings,Bogut, Gooden, Salmons and Maggette etc
He better learn to run a team better. He tries to shoot way too much and his FG% is horrible. He's not Allen Iverson and even Iverson hasn't won anything (although he singled handedly carried the 76ers to the final).
He needs to start building a pass-first, pass-2nd, score-3rd mentality and work on his shot selections and his shots or else I see a Starbury 2.0 in him after a few years.
is not his game.
1st of all Jennings should ignore all the trade talk and focus on getting healthy and continue to improve his game..After returning from the injury that had him sidelined for most of the season..He played timid and lack the burst of explosion we had seen his rookie year..
He had a far better rookie year than anyone thought,his game reminded alot of folks of Allen Iverson..But i think he was last amongst starting point guards in assists...
You would think a stern disciplined coach like Scott Skiles might've held Jennings back,but Skiles knew that unleasing Jennings was the best way his team could be successful considering the fact the team knew Micheal Redd wasnt going to be there....And i think 1 reason why Jennings didnt pass more might've been the fact that Skiles isnt known to be a coach that has alot of offensive plays....
Any Milwaukee fans on this forum if so I would like to hear from you, because you may or may not have the luxury to see him more then the rest of us.
"It's as if he has two different games. Jennings the scorer, and Jennings the passer. When he wants to score he'll do whatever he can to get a shot off no matter how ridiculous. If he wants to be a passer he won't even look at the hoop even if he's wide open."
You hit it right on the nose man! If he wanted, he could be an ELITE passer in the NBA.
Jennings' APG fell from 5.7 in 2009/10 to 4.8 for this season whilst his scoring marginally improved. For a guy with his ball handing skills and basketball IQ this is a low APG. I feel that this will improve over time as he learns to make the perecentage choice better, with him being a good 3 point shooter as well then the opposition have to guard him closely and probably hope that he dribbles too much as he is prone to do.
Perhaps the Bucks should look to run more pick and rolls involving Jennings and Bogut as that is always supposed to work better with smaller ball handling guards and Bogut is a decent passer for a man his size.
Maybe he needs someone to pass it to besides bogut...
How about drafting Donatas Motiejunas(so that Boguts and him can have an inside out game for Jennings) or Alec Burks(so that he has a shooting guard to pass to). Also another option would be to trade for Bargnani with the raps. I think Jennings will have a much easier time scoring(takes some pressure off him) and assists will go up with more options available.
It still amazes me how he is able to drop 50 or so in these summer league games, not knocking his scoring abilities at all, but I think this will really hurt him in the aspect of being that "true" PG they said Iverson could not be, because he was a chucker........Not 1 offseason clip of BJ I have seen him make an oustanding pass, HELL I have not seen him pass the ball at all in any clip.......Sad to say but "we" have been accustomed to the "NEW" BJ......IMO he has a lot of work to do on the distribution side is he wants to be considered that ELITE type of PG that we know he can be.
Long story short......Go back to the Oak Hill BJ! 10+ assist type of BJ.
He needs to work on his drive and kick game. He often struggles to pass effectively when he drives to the hoop, and he settles for way to many mid range jumpers, especially on the pick and roll. He needs to learn to dish to bigs better when he drives to the lane. He averaged the fewest assists per shot attempt of all starting pgs in the NBA last year, even Derrick Rose.
The problem is, as many posters have already mentioned, that the Bucks had no good scoring options last year. With the Bucks being one of the worst offensive teams in the league, he didn't have many players to pass to. Stephen Jackson and a healthy Bogut should help. Jackson also should take some of the playmaking load off of Jennings.