1. Brandon Jennings
Brandon Jennings being introduced as a Detroit Pistons by Joe Dumars
2012-13 stats: 17.5 ppg, 6.5 apg, 3.1 rebounds ppg, 16.2 PER
Brandon Jennings is a natural born basketball player. From his high school days at Oak Hill Academy to the NBA, Jennings has always been successful on the basketball court. Unfortunately, Jennings and the Milwaukee Bucks couldn’t get over the hump during his 4 years there. In the 2013 playoffs, Jennings stats were worse than his regular season stats, averaging 14 points and 4 assists while being swept by the Miami Heat in the first round.
The Bucks agreed to trade Jennings to the Detroit Pistons, joining forces with Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond, and now Josh Smith. Jennings has the potential to make Detroit a basketball city again with this new talent that the Pistons added. Following in the footsteps of Hall-of-Famer Isiah Thomas and possibly Chauncey Billups, Jennings now has weapons to go to in the low post or make plays on and the perimeter. Look for an all-star type season this year from the 6’1” guard from California. Jennings has major potential, and expect to see better numbers from him also. Don’t forget about that 55 point game as well.