Brandon Jennings reputation as a point guard isn't all that high across the league. I'm not sure how much of a good thing it is if you're starting point guard's decision-making is among his weakest skill sets. He and Josh Smith are going to get along just fine. He'll have a have a grander stage in Detroit than he did in Milwaukee to either drunkenly fall off of or embarrass himself or flourish and elevate the Pistons back into a respectable playoff squad.
In August, Jennings was in a reflective mood when asked to discuss his current team. Things started off well. He believes they can start their own Lob City, but raised a few eyebrows when he began praising the superior talent he'd have at his disposal in Detroit.
Via Associated Press:
"This year I think you're going to see a whole different player, just with all the talent that I have around me, the veterans that are in the locker room," Jennings said. "Now I can just actually be myself and be who I was five years ago, when I was in high school, playing AAU basketball."
When word got down to Larry Sanders at Bucks media day on Monday, he took aim at the point guard who finished with the lowest field goal percentage of any player who attempted at least 1,200 shots last season.
Larry Sanders when asked for response to Brandon Jennings' comments on playing with better bigs in DET: "He has to pass it to them first"— Andrew Gruman (@AndrewGruman) September 30, 2013
Larry Sanders has a point, kind of. Monta Ellis assisted on 78 of Sanders' buckets last season. Jennings assisted on 65.— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) October 1, 2013
Just for reference, Monta Ellis is the guy with the questionable shot selection who calls his brand of "eff you, I got this" basketball, Monta-Ball. Basically, Sanders just told Jennings in coded language that he can go buck himself.