For everyone who says that Jennings is the only reason that the Bucks are playing well and that even though he can't shoot and his numbers have dipped dramatically that he carries the team please tell me how the Bucks have just won in Denver and beat Atlanta with Jennings having a total of 11 points and 5 assists shooting 4-17 those two games?
I stand by my opinion that he is extremely over hyped right now and this Bucks team has a lot more talent than people give them credit for.
yup. ridnour plated the whole 4th quarter, jennings was bad tonight
lucky you...llperez....Your bucks pg on fantasy thouroughly outplayed jennings on my team 2day
And about the post...I agree Jennings is overhyped AS OF NOW...in the future i think he will live up to it....The Bicks have a ton of good pieces...Delfino, Illyasova, Bogut, Salmons, Mbah Moute, Jennings, Ridnour...solid solid squad
the reason I made this thread is because yesterday some people were saying that Jennings is the best pg from the draft because he is leading his team to the playoffs. However I believe that he is going to be a solid PG but really nothing special and there are at least 3-4 PGs from this draft Id rather have.
You'd rather have 3-4 pg's to build your franchise around from the same draft? Your joking right? Like Mike said, right now he is a little overrated (more overhyped) but he is lightning quick, is an excellent passer (at times), has good range on his jumper and he is an absolute competitor. You see last week when he was talking smack to KG after the game? KG! I want that guy leading my team.
be careful about calling Salmons a good piece....I was sayin that about this time last year too....
Brandon Jennings can't shoot....that dude strokes it....its expected for him to hit a wall at this time at age 19....especially how tiny he is....I wouldn't worry about Brandon Jennings, he will be just fine.....
One thing...dude needs to stop wasting that speed of his, he doesn;t get into the lane often at all and he cant finish all that well either
to put some meat on them bones.....
3-4 pgs is pushing it...Evans is a 2 guard in the future, Curry COULD be better, but i dont think so, Beaubois I like, but he needs to get more minutes first, and Collison is slightly overrated TO ME right now, and he is playing behing CP3
Jennings has the most potential of any player in 2009 class IMO, with Blake Griffin and Tyreke Evans a close 2nd and 3rd. He's struggled with the adjustments teams have made, but he's still got alot of upside and he's a promissing player. He's got all the athletic tools he'll need, he just has to get bigger and stronger. Look out for him to be a big-time PG next season and look for him to show you that there aren't 3 or 4 PG's that are better. I'd take Jennings over any of the PG's in the 2009 draft, he's got the ability to be a top 5 PG in the NBA, no one else can really say that (except Curry MAYBE).
Defense is the main reason why the Bucks have been hot lately. I said this before, Skiles is great at getting every ounce out of his players. John Salmons was the scoring option that the Bucks were lacking when Redd went down. Bogut has improved his play to near all-star status and Jennings has been a big key in his success by giving him good looks.
so the fact that he shoots almost 16 times a game even though he is only shooting 37% doesn't bother anyone? The fact that he has shot 36% inside the arc this year. Which is by far the worst out of all eligible point guards, the second worst being 42% by Stuckey. He averages a LEAGUE WORST 1.05 points per possession for ANY NBA rotation player this season. This is all considering the tear he was on the first month or two before teams figured out how to lock him down. Had he not had that November those numbers would be astounding. People had the hes leading the Bucks to the playoffs argument but they just beat two top 8 teams in the NBA without him being even the slightest bit effective.
and 6 assists per game is not the impressive for a "play maker" with a big man to throw it to btw, I mean Duhon averaged 6 assists this season and is not even a top 15 back up in this league.
Dude your username is hilarious....everytime I read it I think, BurgerKingBaller
^^me too. I agree that he isn't leading but he is a key part to their success.
their might not be 3 or 4 PG's in the entire league you would rather have....forgot the 09 draft....
why is that? people fall in love with his flash and swagger but don't see that he has been the least efficient PG in the league this year, why is there so much confidence that this will change. People say hes a rookie he will get better all that nonsense, however 90% of stars played like stars and put up star numbers from day 1, its not a crazy common occurrence for someone to be so inefficient and then become a star.
You have to have swagger to be a top PG. Add in his talent and athleticism and you have someone who can be a top 5 PG. Chris Paul wasn't taking the world by storm as a rookie, and neither was Deron Williams but they are the top 2 PG's in the game. All of his problems are because of his youth and he has no weakness that isn't easy to improve. He's shown that his shot isn't broke, it does need improvement and I'm sure that will come.
All the kid has to work on is his shooting and shot selection, he has everything else. He is a very good floor leader already and has great vision. Speed and vision can't really be taught, shooting can.
he could also wind up being one of those high volume players that are all flash, like Monta Ellis or Al Harrington. Crazy talented players who put up a lot of shots are crazy inefficient but always have solid numbers.
i like him a lot. Not sure about top 5 pg though, guys like rose, arenas, Wall, evans, westbrook, Dwill and Paul might have somehting to say about that.
Pro's: Jennings has swagger like you guys mentioned. He is confident. He has amazing speed and handles and get up the court and get into the lane at will. He has a great ability to pull up for his jumer quickly off the dribble without even getting his feet set. This should allow him to become a great scoring pg. He's a pass first pg normally and will get the ball to his teammates like a leader should.
Con's: Terrible finisher in traffic. When he get's in the lane, he throws some real soft stuff up. Shot seletion. Defense. Plays out of control at times.
Jennings will never turn into an Ellis type player because he already shows that he is more than willing to defer to other guys on the team. He just wants to win while Ellis has to get his. He does however need to bulk up if he wants to be able to finish in the lane.
I am from Chicago so I don't why I am defending him because Rose is my guy but you are wrong on Jennings bkballer.
he's only 19 bro calm down....he might as well be fresh out of HS......he can't weigh any more than 160 pounds and he's droppin 50 point games while most of his friends are droppin out of college.....not everyone is Amare and Lebron....and the only reason they succeeded as teenagers is because they had the body most players can only have outrageous dreams about......
You win with big guys, if you have elite perimeter players you can be a playoff team but won't be a serious title contender.
Just look at Wade on Miami and Kobe with the Lakers after Shaq left and before they got Gasol.
Jennings isn't close to elite yet anyone who thinks he is rite now is clueless.
W/out Bogut they'd be in trouble.
Also the Salmons trade has been huge for them the Bulls def. got the worst end on that deal.
Delfino is stepping up as well a lot of role guys playing well for the Bucks
Jennings is having a much better March after his production dropped down the last few months.
The defense is playing a lot better too, Skiles has done the best coaching job in the East.
Would take him as my leader any day of the week, underrated aspect.
One thing nobody mentions is even though he shoots poorly, he almost never turns the ball over. He is not the least efficient player in the NBA. He is already a better passer than Tyreke Evans ever will be.
BK Baller, he's 19.
At WORST he is Damon Stoudamire, a 12 year vet who if not for his weed habit woulda been better.
His best case scenario is better than Curry, Collison, Lawson's best, by far. He has the floater, speed, hops, confidence...Your seeing the trees right now, your not seeing the forest.
Also, I wont even agree with the notion his jumper needs work. His finishing needs help, like many have mentined. Thats due to his size.
But you cant look at his stroke (pause) and tell me he doesnt have a J. Its just repetition and shot selection now. That thing is wet.
He's no Steve Kerr but what PG is? (other than Nash) Not Chris Paul, Not Dwill...