AFTER an underwhelming NBA season, free agent guard Brandon Jennings found no takers in the NBA and led him to take his talents to China.
Jennings, who split last season playing for the New York Knicks and Washington Wizards, told The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) that he agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal to suit up for China Shanxi.
The 27-year-old guard first played for the Knicks as backup to Derrick Rose where he put up 8.6 points and 4.9 assists in 58 games. But with the Knicks out of the playoffs, Jennings asked to be waived so he could join a contender.
This led him to signing up with the Wizards, but Jennings saw his numbers dip in a limited role behind John Wall. He averaged 3.5 points and shot 21.2 percent from beyond the arc.
Jennings was chosen 10th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, but has turned into a journeyman with stints at Detroit and Orlando before ending up in New York last season.